Empty {a habit}

Empty {a habit}

Underneath my kitchen sink is a bucket where I throw vegetable scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds – anything suitable for composting. I keep the pail there so that I don’t have to walk out to the compost pile in the middle of making dinner, but ideally, I...
Next Summer’s Garden

Next Summer’s Garden

Sweet corns shucks lay piled in a heap Just beneath the wilted greens – Chard, sorrel, kale, lettuce. Watermelon rind, shrinking, Lies among the decaying leaves and stems, Embattled, sunken hulls. Beet tops bleed out the bottom Onto pungent coffee grounds A long way...