The smell of earth


tomato bushes.jpg

Her garden
was the only sign of life at that house.
The smell of dirt, leaves, blossoms
the sun beating down on my head–
but, I never understood
that she was doing me a good turn
when she made me pull weeds.


6 thoughts on “The smell of earth

  1. Yes! This is my dad and me. I owe my green thumb to his 3×3 foot squares of lawn with weeds to pull. I don’t think I thanked him, but hopefully my well-manicured, green lawn with trees, shrubs, and roses made him smile :-)

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