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My Mother's Garden

by Angelita Hampton 2 months ago in nature poetry

How I was grown

My momma watching me watching her

In your element, you are the garden,

crouched down and seated in the far end.

With a smile, I watch you as you dig,

jazz in movement, as your hands do a jig-

the rhythmic dance of sifting weeds,

choreographed away from growing seeds.

While you push and pull and twist and shake,

the dirt rains down and your fingers rake

the earth and gently smooth it back,

filling in the place that lacks-

the holes in dirt or in the heart.

For you are summer's finest art,

with green thumbs and dirty nails,

you harvest love that never fails.

nature poetry
Angelita Hampton
Angelita Hampton
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Angelita Hampton

Angelita Hampton is a writer, visual artist, activist, sister, and daughter. She identifies as a Black feminist revolutionary inspired by and dedicated to social justice.

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