100_4218 smWhen the question is not, “What is there to eat?”

But, “What needs to be eaten?”


When bringing in the day’s vegetables takes all morning.

And doing something with them takes the rest of the day.


When you worry, not about what to eat,

But how to eat it all.


When you begin to think that life is nothing

But picking and processing vegetables.


When you know

You will appreciate all this work

In the dead of winter

When you are still eating

Peas, corn, cherries, strawberries, green beans…

But today

All you want

Is to sit

For five minutes

And not