Remember those sweet corn plants you planted in May?
How the leaves stretched out in June
So fast, you could almost see them growing
And they were so majestic in July
Then, August, worrying about the raccoons
and everyone else who loves sweet corn
And how you cheered on those plants
to help them get over the finish line & ripen their seed
before the September killing frosts
on the 7 day forecast could catch up
Those sweet corn plants are resting now
On their way to organic matter
as they dream of cover crops
and a coming fallow year
before the seed garden is back in production.