Sarah plants a butterfly bush
for the purple, nectar-rich splendor in a pot.
Hannah wants some pink extravagance
to beckon hummingbirds.
Sweet hyssop and the sweltering hives
from which sail bees, their resolute flight
into July, into my garden.
The garden was literally healing me. The low to mild depression I had been cycling in and out of started to break, and I felt lighter, happier, and more self-accepting.
It’s a double-edged sword. … The more we put up barriers, the more we reduce our human microbiomes.
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