In the garden today, pulled up dead leaves.
Uprooted Artemisia and mint.
Chopped down dead maple.
Cultivating the coriander, parsley, lemongrass, and thyme. Begonia and geranium. Stonecrop sedum, Solomon’s seal, and obedient flower. Lily of the valley, lady’s mantle, bleeding heart, goat’s beard.
Woodlice scrambled; millipedes squirmed. It was twenty degrees.