if you pick berries in the desert

if you pick berries in the desert                        June 18, 2016
my muddy water shoes
on the shelf with the plants
i packed my strawberries today
for how can i move away
from these roots that tangle
my ankles like shackles?

how do i move
if i am your home?
do you know i am the muck
of irrigation water in clay?
do you know i am the shoes
weighed down with earth so heavy
they can never be walked in?

do not walk on the banks of my river
nor drink from my hidden source
i am not to be consumed by man

give me your seed
give me your labor
give me your attention

do you know how to plant
a crop of children?

i am the wild river
wild and unconstrained.
i am the canal
dug to water the berries
i am the berries
tart and undomesticated
i am the vines
trained to nurture

About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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1 Response to if you pick berries in the desert

  1. Pingback: 1996-2016: A Sample of 20 Years | the liminal life of m

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