politics is the authoritative allocation of values in society
Our nasturtiums, jalapeños, radishes
would morph more savory were politics
master gardening. Patient curious
egos know temperate watering, care
with weeds and pests, fertilizers, how best
to harvest our string beans, grapes, nuts and blooms.
To plow, amend, till, sow, reap — these transcend
rhetoric, yield riches–peas, plums, the rose.
Jurisprudent herbs give better flavor–
tomato basil leek spaghetti-squash.
Ardure is bone meal to masterful care.
Savvy composts our social botanies.
Go garden playfully. Plant, tend, glean, share.
Veto dystopia. Grow huckleberries.
Author: Ken Weaver