they roll up their sleeves, grab the shovels,
the pick and hammer, the wheelbarrows full
of gravel and sand and get to work.
my bechtel cherry tree has been planted in the front;
my flowering serviceberry in the side yard,
I roll up my sleeves and grab the rake and compost bin,
my pruners and scissors and start cutting back the
dead flowers and branches
hard work is contagious and
we felt good, the land was more beautiful,
the Millennials, they will roll up their sleeves
and work the land, the politic, heal the earth and
each other, they will raise beautiful children
and it will feel good.