Friday, November 18, 2011

Five-Minute Friday: Grow

For anything to ever
have the chance to grow,
first the hard soil of the Earth
must be split open,
hoe penetrating into the solid ground,
tiller ripping apart the dirt,
completely overturning
and mixing
and sifting.
Only then is the seed
dropped in
and covered
and watered
and sunned.

And my heart,
in a shared moment
of empathy with the soil,
knows well the upheaval
before any tiny green bud
pops through,
a promise that
the overhaul of the land
was worth the tumult
of restoration in the fertile
soil in my chest.