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Summer Crop At Our Community Garden
Erle Kelly


Glimpses of Big Boys, Celebrities,
Early Girls, Sweet 100s show red
hidden among their leafy greens,
with a supporting cast
of yellow and zucchini squash,
green and orange peppers, and cukes.
Compost and wooden chips hold moisture,
slow down the pace of weeds.
Cages protect the plants, keep critters
from the Nature Center at bay.
Ready for first harvest,
anticipating a bumper first crop.

© by Erle Kelly.
Used with the author’s permission.

Erle Kelly lives in Long Beach, California. A graduate of the state university there, he entered the Navy Air Force after college and became a navigator. After his years in naval service, Erle enjoyed a career in sales and marketing management. After retiring, he tutored at a local elementary school for many years. Today, Erle is active in a poetry writing class and his work has appeared in various online publications. He greatly enjoys his community vegetable garden and cycling, but his greatest joy is when he and his wife spend time with their friends, their four grandchildren, and their three great-grandchildren.   



Post New Comment:
Bring me some tomatoes my friend! ❤️❤️
Posted 07/23/2022 12:04 PM
Lori Levy:
Tempting tastes and colors.
Posted 07/22/2022 11:56 AM
Gardens are small farms.
Posted 07/22/2022 09:16 AM

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