Interesting subject! Not being a gardener or a real cook myself, I haven't thought much about the leftovers of the meals and snacks, or the refuse of the food I prepare and eat. So I entered this poem with no expectation and exited feeling like I was surrounded by this lovely, breathing, living entity that is dependent on us like a child is, growing like a child does, into its own being. I will now look at compost differently. Thanks for expanding my world in such a wonderful way!
I appreciate the images and implications both as a gardener and a cook, but really fell for the last two lines!
I really liked this poem. I could see it all just as if watching it unfold on video--the daily food garbage making more food and garbage, "starting over." An original telling that I enjoyed immensely. Thanks.
Earthy, alive, and transformative. Thanks.
Completely brilliant, completely beautiful, and completely complete.
To make something new and useful from what already is—-I like the “live” sense of the poem