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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 4, December 2015

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Gerry Jacobson
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Organic

Watch it for weeks. Then I pounce. Cut its gorgeous head off. First broccoli of the winter. Steam it for lunch. Hello, what’s this? A steamed caterpillar hiding there. OMG another. And another. End up shaking out twenty or more hiding in the florets. Cabbage moth I suppose. My lunch companion is impressed. Organic grower, yes. But not always vegetarian.

that deeper urge—
to plant my seed
in soft damp earth

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