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for its own sake – a love song to the garden

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Spring I’ve been weeding in the afternoon sun, my back aches in that typical dull way from bending, pulling against the long dandelion roots which snake deep into the damp soil. The broken plants smell green, peppery, a sharp song of sap and sweat, staining my arms with the spilt milk of their stems. My eyes itch, my skin is blotched with persistent nettle rash, flying ants crawl over my boots. I am happier than […]