Wise Poets – Ross Gay – A Small Needful Fact

Ross Gay

Is that Eric Garner worked
for some time for the Parks and Rec.
Horticultural Department, which means,
perhaps, that with his very large hands,
perhaps, in all likelihood,
he put gently into the earth
some plants which, most likely,
some of them, in all likelihood,
continue to grow, continue
to do what such plants do, like house
and feed small and necessary creatures,
like being pleasant to touch and smell,
like converting sunlight
into food, like making it easier
for us to breathe.

🌹In Memoriam: Eric Garner, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tamir Rice and all the other men, women and children choked out of life by racism.