Post 224: spinach, free, plastic, wild, South

by Carol Bass

Freeing the Spinach

Freeing the Spinach


I think how things used to be
when I was five and did not know plastic
only POPEYE and metal cans
happy now we have so much fresh organic

each time I buy and handle our country’s
baby spinach leaves
I feel compassion and sadness
even tho the plant has left the farm
I know it still wants to breathe

feeling the sunny atmosphere
not a plastic box
hard to open
so I rip it off and apart
quickly to let life in again