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
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.
Now we feed the soil.
Now we feed the soul.
Now we have,
for the garden to grow…
©2012 Louis J. Auslander