How does your garden grow?  

Tree branches hold spiky frogs
while sky haloes them  

pinwheel zinnia spin in sun  

Asiatic lilies the color of sunset
with leaves like stars
open and sharpen  

strawberries skim shaded ground  

basil in bowls reaches
for oregano in the next jar
and they embrace above clay rims  

honeysuckle bends with hydrangea
in private conference  

Now break the shovel out of the garage
grown over with ivy
for this is the time of planting
and pulling and pitching
and transplanting—  

all things spiral to dirt