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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Kate Deimling

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Laura Anne Stephenson

People saw me as the lady
who was crazy for gardening.
My Victorian house on the corner
with gingerbread trim
had a big lot for hydrangeas, roses, lilacs.
Yes, it was a thing of beauty
and I was proud
but they couldn't know
how I'd reach deep into the ground
to grasp weeds by the roots
pulling them like the wildness
I had to wrest over and over
from my own heart.