Aug 20

Cabbage Patch Blues

This season is one 
of rot and poison 
where buzzards circle 
and insects swarm;
Digging and burrowing 
through the layers of waxy leaves,
releasing rancid plumes
that drive out any other living thing. 
Scores of holes - tunnels 
rimmed with blackened sludge
and delving inwards 
where the damage has become far too deep.

This season is one 
where we stand 
in plumes of biting flies,
surrounded
by mounds of molted leaves
strewn across fields 
which used to be alive.