Summer Squash

Languishing in the afternoon heat,

she waters the summer squash and tomatoes.

The cries of the crows slows life’s tempo.

Here the garden hose,

Now trickles

and the green onions drown, like my heart, sinking in mud.


My daughter and I watered the vegetable garden yesterday, there were so many little moments that I wanted to try to convey, though I found myself really laboring for this one and in the end I decided to just try to convey that one moment of overwhelming joy and love. If you want to read more poems about being a parent you can find them on the Parenting Page