Transplanting

Transplanting

Soil

a complexity of disintegration encouraging growth

your chemistry stains my fingers

composed of the same elements

we are kin

Mallow

strong roots

deep, thick in dense red clay

tugging is useless

it is I who am resisting

Bee

I attend your thrum

as shimmering intricate

wing movements blurr

to hold you bodily

steadily

in air.

 

Hear Polly read this poem at Writer House in Charlottesville, VA on May 31, 2011

www.writerhouse.org

 

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