I Bet the Seeds Came up Last Night

Pea paws thrust baby green fists through tender crust of soil

Pak choi,

Tiny brassica butterflies ,

Double winged cotyledons light on the surface

tracing loops where the seeds were sown.

Those must be lettuce

Hinged bright green ovals

that  trace a crooked row in front of hairpin spring onions

laced with frilly parsley

and “look Kyla, the beets are coming up!”

“Where?” she says

 Then “Oh! They look like bacon!”

and they do!

Little crumbled curly bits,

the crooked stems and leaves

shine red in the early sunlight.

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