Midtown Blossoms

(LAB)

The earth
holds roots
of many kinds
grass
magnolias
useful vines
Grasping
gasping
in soil beneath
some light
toil bequeath
boldest roots
inverted towers
enfold
the heavens
in their flowers.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is also the author of Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa (Maisonneuve Press, 2003). Read other articles by T.P..