by Margaret Rozga
pubished in Whale Road Review, Issue 26, 2022
First, water the seedlings. Yes, even before coffee, before breakfast, before picking up pen and notebook and writing the day into being. Before words, seeds. Water, sun, wind, birds at the very tops of trees.
Imagine being more than a creature of the economy— generator of products for sale, consumer of products for sale— more than mere medium of commerce.
Not a tenth of your worth is money. You are not to be exchanged. This is the morning talking to you, you meaning me.
These are the seedlings talking to me.