I’m submitting this poem to Leo’s Z to A: http://leonnyes.wordpress.com/ For today’s theme, based on the letter “Y” I’ve chosen “Yesterday, You…”
you and I toiled in our garden.
You piled leaves in rows,
(mounds of leaves like tombs
of Chinese Emperors.)
You watched me prune
the ravished peonies,
(leaves gnawed into lacy filigree
by a band of determined earwigs.)
I cut the canes into small pieces
that wouldn’t pierce the plastic bag.
Yesterday you culled the fruit,
(tomatoes that survived the frost)
Yesterday, when darkness folded in
upon the day and left our garden empty
You said Goodbye, said Good things
cannot last forever.
You closed the door behind you
when you abandoned us. Yesterday.
Just a disclaimer: David and I did garden yesterday…but he’s still very much here. Getting ready to go golfing before it gets any colder.