Eat the Garden


We ate the garden
but the garden
never stopped knowing
how to return;
it is we who suffer,
in our fear
of being consumed
and never finding
our way back.
The garden grows
without suffering
and without joy;
it is just
the garden growing,
life upon life upon life,
not because
we have needed it to,
despite our attempts
to fit into our
smallest of dimensions.
We will eat
the garden as long
as we are here,
but will we ever learn
to become the garden?
– Tammy Takahashi
– Tammy Takahashi