Corn

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Corn

from withered kernels
acres of green will tassel
if there is water.

roots anchor, leaves shade
ears flare from rows of tall stalks
if there is water.

A ubiquitous crop of corn in June 2019 in Sussex County, DE.
Photo and haiku by Jean Jaquette Luce  August 3, 2019

Turtle

This day she finds sand
to dig, not knowing the crow
will feed on soft eggs.

While in Delaware in June, the lake turtles faithfully came ashore to deposit eggs. They dug in the sand, expelled the eggs, covered the dozens of eggs and returned to the water. Often a crow watched, waited and consumed. I felt sorry.