Creative Work: ‘I planted my garden’ by Joan McNerney

 

Creative WorksThis week we have another riveting poem from Best of the Net nominee, Joan McNerney. This one promises to be just as haunting as last week’s.


I planted my garden

on the wrong side
of moon forgetting
tides of ocean
lunar wax wane

only madness
was cultivated
there underground
tubular roots
corpulent veins

flowers called
despair gave off
a single fruit…

I ate it
my laughter
becoming harsh
my eyes grew
oblique.

This poem seems deceptively simple on the surface and yet demands to be considered thoughtfully. We challenge you to read this poem a few more times and offer your thoughts in the comments.

We’ll be back next week with another phenomenal creative piece!

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