Reconnoitering the Perimeter

have cast their seed
on this rocky spot.

Here, where mankind’s
industry conspired to kill
nature’s beauty,

where concrete slabs
covered irises and bluebells
and toppled

mighty trees, scarring
the face of the land, here
good Earth reclaims her rights.

Rust and stone, unyielding
until a seed borne on a vagrant wind,
and another, and then another one

gathered to make a garden plot,
a paradise created by God’s own hand,
here, in the unlikeliest of places.

4 thoughts on “Reconnoitering the Perimeter

    1. Charlie,
      ! Your support of my attempts gives me energy to keep at it. It means the world that you take the time. Many, many thanks to you, my friend.

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