{8 August 2017}

Have you ever seen a dragonfly so big its shadow falls on the ground like a plane?
Have you ever stopped to wonder on the imagination of the delighted child
in an explorer that made them call this animal a mythical, magical creature?

Have you ever seen a homegrown tomato so red
you know it is the only true red?
Have you ever drowned so happily in the perfume of a homegrown tomato that
tears slip down your face as its flesh enters your body to begin a new life?

Tell me, have your eyes ever been opened?
Tell me, are your eyes open?

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2 thoughts on “{8 August 2017}

  1. Yes, Reid. I love this poem. I love how you communicate that child-heart. The leaves were gold to remind us of the wonder we experienced when we discovered leaves were green. Brilliant.

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