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Revolution Ad Infinitum

I need to get up
and let my apparent sins
boil in the morning kettle.  
The snake I was afraid of as a child  
has now drowned.  
At the T-junction I will turn left  
and heading in the other direction  
let opposites-of-true pass me by  
on the other side.  
  
The edaphon* are quietly at work …  
a glorious display of co-operation.  
In a few months  
I will put my spade into the compost-heap  
gently lift out some humus  
and spread it around, cultivating life.  
As a closing ceremony I will bless the worms  
who will tell the bees I am on their side.  
This is a simple revolution - one that can be repeated  
ad infinitum.
Josh
Written by Josh
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Author's Note
Comp entry for "To Whoever Inherits The Earth", hosted by Jade_Pandora.
*‘Edaphon’ are the soil-earth equivalent of the sea’s plankton - i.e.: the microbial activists that support all life in the...
Comp entry for "To Whoever Inherits The Earth", hosted by Jade_Pandora.
*‘Edaphon’ are the soil-earth equivalent of the sea’s plankton - i.e.: the microbial activists that support all life in the food-chain above them.
Photo is of our compost zone, taken the other day (sorry about the rubble; gotta get rid of that - and the tree stump)
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