for Aunt Margaret
my aunts type amen into comment sections
because they have seen God work through even smaller gestures
whole kingdoms planted in their backyards
who knew a squash could say
I love you
an ocean’s floor of water will not save her husband’s
favorite tomatoes when she picks them she tries not to think of his heart
they got their gardens
and a tree has never called them nigger
This poem borrows a line from a documentary entitled Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth.
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