Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Listen Up

Apparently drought and heat 
are widespread in farm country,
a major source of our food.
Farmers often operate close to margin.
What is happening to them?
What are the tender dynamics of the ways 
they live their lives and operate 
within their families?
Will they be OK?
If food doesn't come 
in a reasonable way 
from this breadbasket,
where will it come from?
What price will we pay?
I am not speaking 
of dollars and cents.
Seems like the Earth 
is offering lessons here.
Listen up.
Ginda Crawford, 2012

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