Dirty Hands

94 words published on August 2nd

There’s a good reason writers love to plant seeds as metaphors. But also literal, as literal as the small and dry kernels allow them. They, too, like dirty hands. They, too, like water from a hose.

It’s good for the heart. It’s good for the stomach to plant, to nourish. To crawl on all fours. To search for the roots. To get tired and lie on our backs and squint at the sky.

Tiny victories.

We water them, we pull them into the sky. One syllable. One word at a time.