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©2012 Louis J. Auslander

The soil had to be turned over and over again.

The weeds removed by their roots like bad habits,

yanked and pulled from my very soul.

Just below the surface roots were easily chopped

and cut away with the spade.

This was only a temporary fix at best.

The tap roots run deep, they the source that branch out

to assure their survival. I worked hard in the light of day

 

digging deep into the earth. I followed the rootlets

from their up rooted surfaces to their taproots deep within.

One by one these clusters of tuberous roots were being removed.

The soul turned over and over again cleansed of waste and debris

rooted bad habits removed at the surface and then deeper at their source.

The turning of the soil creates space for air to travel through the earth.

The earth breathes in the same purifying air that we do the toxins released

©2012 Louis J. Auslander

and dissipated as we exhale them into the flowing wind.

After much aeration, uprooting and cleansing of debris the soils wondrous

matrix is taking foot.

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Now we feed the soil.

 

Now we feed the soul.

 

Now we have,

 

some space.

 

for the garden to grow…

 

©2012 Louis J. Auslander