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The Compost Pile is an Oral Tradition

January 21, 2017

The Compost Pile is an Oral Tradition

I can tell you stories I’ve made up by reading pages from your compost pile

of the meals you have eaten

and not eaten

why the lemons have been squeezed but the cabbage and the cauliflower were untouched until your hands carried them here to decay

I wanted to catalog the vegetables and fruits just to impress you, to show you that I had indeed accounted for them all

but instead

I smelled the new earth and the old

then pricked my finger on a rose thorn.

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