The Parsnip Root

Ode to the Root to the Seed

Seeds by the hundreds filter down from replete stems

Each parchment covering a tiny embryo inside …

Endosperm and nascent leaves abiding their time

To enter the sanctity of dirt and raindrops’ blessings,

To soften the coat for a tiny root stub to nose through



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Annemarie Berukoff

Annemarie Berukoff


Retired teacher — Big Picture Wisdom, activist, author 4 e-books: social media teens, eco-fiction ecology