Let us be surprised, again.

I pulled this photo from the 2013 archive…

Let us be surprised.

Let us be surprised.

…and added this, which I presented at the first Arthaus Poetry Slam of the fall in 2014:

Let us be released.

Loosened from garden duties

all we have cultivated

has wilted in mourning.

The ground, anchor of the garden bed wall

holds us, forgives us,

as far as we can fall.

Let the cruelest season push us along

until we can pull and say, this life

is easy on me. Let us be let down

gently.

Andrea M. Becker

2014

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