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Cultivate Me

By Olive McCoy

cultivate me

like a crop

pop seeds in my ears

so that i can grow from this

so i don't have to go on empty handed

into the summer

those seeds will grow flowers

into the hair

that gets me so many compliments

the hair

that snaps when the shower is too hot

and bring me a baby

born in the spring time

sweet and small.

the flowers will fall out

and take my mind with them

I'll be crazy and old

afraid of rabbits and big black crows

praying for my season to come back around

so that i may grow again

return to the cool damp dark earth

be reborn with my springtime baby

be braver than a rabbit

and stronger than my hair.



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