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American Life In Poetry


March 12, 2020

American Life In Poetry

Lest we forget our vegetables, here's a poem by James Bertolino about one of our dearest and healthiest ones. The poet lives in Bellingham, Washington, and this is from his book, Every Wound Has A Rhythm, from World Enough Writers, Kingston, Washington.


The carrot says

don't be confused

by appearances.

My lacy green

friendship with air

gives me the confidence

to make demands

of dirt. Consider me

a prospector probing

with my own gold.

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