Planting gladiolus

No better way to heal than
clearing away brush
digging into dark soil
sometimes hitting rocks
or clay
nestling in bulbs and
blanketing with dirt
knowing that they all don’t
have the same chance
to survive and
yet still hoping for and
nourishing each one.
And when the grief returns
how does one respond?
By planting gladiolus.

In memory of two beautiful women, Marsha and Angela.  

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