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...and they lived happily ever after. Smith & Lady: poets, artists, photographers & adventurers.
Our relationship was forged to the soundtrack of Yoko Ono's magic,
frenetic, love-laden song, "Walking On Thin Ice." ( play song )
 
   
 
 

BEFORE DAY ZERO

BEFORE DAY ZERO

Before Day Zero, my Mother, a plucky citizen,
bought Miracle Growth at the local Home Depot.
Normally the juice is administered by the best
nursery beds in the Asterisk, but Mom had
no garden insurance. So she gave it a try
at the DIY.

She bore me on a trellis watching Martha
on TV. She wound umbilical ribbons and trimmed me
to the standards of upscale topiary.

My wood pushes through chain. Ingrown braids
barbecue mark my grain. I hang tongue for manna,
hope for rain.

Lady K

Note: This is not actually about my mother!

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