04 November 2016

I want to share this with you

because it does something to me. because I keep coming back to it, again and again. because do people share poems anymore? because it's important. 

a small needful fact

is that eric garner worked
for some time for 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.

ross gay

God bless you, ross gay.


  1. hits me in the gut. What poetry is meant for...thank you.

    1. knew there'd be someone out there who'd appreciate it. xo

  2. That's a good one.
    Have you read The Fire This Time yet? It's edited by Jesmyn Ward, and I recommend it (didn't like the first essay but all the rest were great)

    1. that just came in for me at the library! can't waaaait to dig in. xo