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Ode to Loss of Nature’s Dreams

Beginning roots transplanted into new soil to grow tall

And worthy to fulfill the promise of ripe, juicy tomatoes;

But it took one glaring half-moon’s frosty breath minus one degree

To turn its plant cells into ice crystals and disrupt life’s flow

To lie ragged on the dirt, the fruit of frozen dreams forgotten.

The natural world has a heartbeat, a pulse, a self-preservation

To connect for common survival set at a seasonal default

Blamelessly disrupted by weather and climate extremes.

So how do people prepare for life’s inevitable setbacks

Believing their right practice and skills will make it work out?

No room for wasted time for shame or blame or recriminations,

Try again, knowing that Nature is not luck but a key ally

Beyond Fate behaving as she is allowed to be … do not forget this!

Annemarie Berukoff

Pam Carter at Pixabay

Retired teacher — wisdom of Timely Tools for Changes: self-franchise internet marketing, social media attacks, ecology

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