The beauty of the urban springs

Today I planted my child
I buried it alive-
Like Lettuce seeds
In the garden, next to the rosebush.

I think it cried in terrified pain –
The agony of living was too great for it.
Unless of course it was a complaint;
That I’d broken its legs first.

So now I think I’ll have a party-
A celebration of its life.
For it’s a good child-
Especially now it’s buried.

I wonder if I’ll grow another one

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