Simon Rhee

Issue 12 • March 2014


the warm-season cereals occuring
slight reedy events of the soil
verve of the flooded milky steppes
frost-flaked capillaries of wyoming                                                                                                    

the farmer stands like a finger
on the pulse of the seasons
reap and sow
reap and sow 

the lightness of hand-planting Poaceae
in gentle rows, the spry impatience
of single cotolydon plants,
bulbs of the inflourescent harvest

small wonders of the world
sustain us

                        reap and sow
reap and sow