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…
All you want
Is to sit
For five minutes