“I have my freedom today 
because nothing really happened 
and nobody came to see me, 
only the slow growing of the garden 
in the summer heat 
and the silence of that unborn life 
making itself known at my desk
my hands still dark with the crumbling soil 
as I write and watch the first lines 
of a new poem like flowers of scarlet fire 
coming to fullness in a clear light.”

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