It’s been spring for a month
Yet it’s today I finally pull the
Dry stems from the otherwise
Empty pots, turn the soil, and
Order more seeds.
I’ve been watering the soil
Adding coffee grounds and
Compost to prepare it for the
Plantings of newly-bought
Sunnies both annual and
Perennial to grace my balcony.
This morning in three of the pots
I planted the remnants of seeds
Left from a previous order and
Cullings from the autumns before
Hoping they’ll sprout and flower.
Also this morning I came to the desk
With an seed that’s years old and
I hope, still alive, waiting to be planted
Into watered, composted, and turned soil
I’ve been preparing for many such springs.