Ragged Ass Joy Excerpt #1
I want dirt in my salad greens
on my potatoes, carrots and beets.
want there to be seeds
mixed in with my harvest
want there to be wet stems
stuck to the sides of my sink
rain in my windowsills
and moths in my bathroom light fixtures.
I want ants to carry away my crumbs
from under the kitchen counters and table,
the leaves to collect on my steps
and change places in the wind
I'll walk with the dog in the mornings
because I want to go where a dog wants to go,
until I split like a melon
of my own ripeness.