Why


Why

Why did you not go
when I told you
the tanks are coming.

Why did you go
into the garden, when
I told you there are
never flowers.

I wanted to send you away
but I was too weak when
you wanted to stay with me

and I said hide, but
you wanted to plant.

Why did you not go
when I told you
the tanks are coming.

Why did you go
into the garden
where there is no rain

and a bomb
fell on you.

— Douglas Gilbert

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2 thoughts on “Why

    1. Thanks. I planted seeds in a big pot. I threw away the package and now I forgot what they’re supposed to be — they’re purple flowers of some kind. According to the package I’m in the border zone between OK to plant in May and OK to plant in June. Not sure. But away, they managed to sprout even though we had some 40 degree nights. Actually, there were 2 kinds where the packages said, “plant when there is no danger of frost.”

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