The garden is planted in boxes
Or one I saw in Managua, Nicaragua,
Ready for corpses, or effigies, or headstones.
This is where we will bury our skeletons,
Things we want no one else to know.
(Sorry, I can’t even tell you what.)
But the question is which vegetable will thrive best on secrets?
Potatoes have eyes but no ears or tongue
To share secrets buried in their mounds.
Tomatoes are notoriously slutty
But can keep a secret till Hell freezes over.
Broccoli and colliflower are in separate boxes,
For while broccoli is green and secure,
Colliflower is white and has a loose tongue.
My fav is the sedalias and Walla Wallas
Who mostly keep hidden under the dirt and silent.
(We planted them because our granddaughter loves them
And had a big one in the toe of her Christmas stocking.)
So that leaves the rest of the veggies, who individually can’t be trusted,
But are, as a group, secretive.