|Organic Green Seedlings, Photo by D Sharon Pruitt|
First do no harm: I pretend to doctor
while transplanting seedlings gently from their
starter pods into larger containers.
I praise each delicate tomato and
pepper, pea and bean, squash and cucumber
as I surround its roots with dark brown land.
I fortified this soil with leaves, grass, pressed
coffee grounds, potato peelings and fruitrinds ~ turned over and over to face sun.
Drink, I say while sprinkling water on rows;
drink, I say while stepping out of sun’s way.
Drink, I tell bees when open blossoms glow.
Together we maintain our small domain,sustain life and healthy balance retain.
For my prompt:
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