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in new england
we have to be gentle
with our tomatoes
let the air warm then the soil
plant on memorial day
while people down south
are already making BLTs

today Tom pointed to a
little green plant
“tomato” he said
then “volunteer”
from the latin:
acting by free will
choosing to show up

the seed fell last
autumn hunkered down
for the winter and
chose to show up
will it live long
enough to share
the taste of intention

Peace,
Milton

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  1. I have volunteers, too…and the Romas are ripe, the Early Girls ripening. When the volunteers show up, I always say if they’ve got the guts to show up, I’ll help them along. ..so they will live long enough to share the taste of intention.

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