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Defiance by Neetu

October 26, 2023 by in category Poet's Day by Neetu Malik tagged as , , , ,


She plants perennials
even as he predicts a drought
based on expert forecasts

long-term thinking assures
preparedness, he says,
doubtful it’s a good year
to plant

so what?
she exclaims, her hands
covered in soil
just as certain that Earth
knows better than
to rely on predictions.

© Neetu Malik

Previously published in Writers & Readers Magazine, UK.

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