What would it be like

After all my leaping over it

With the focused intention of an Olympic high jumper,

What would it be like

To lay down my life on that flat, lake-spotted stretch of land

To dig my daughter seeds into the rich black earth

To let their lives spread

Like the Latin names of the flowers in that place:

Angelica atropurpurea,

Iris virginica,

Common

Blue

Violet.

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