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Get Used To It

Margaret Young
Wake up, even Monday the cup's still full,
lettuce rosette-ing up between sandstone scraps
by back steps where ladybugs swarm in
to die or lay eggs, some say, death-march
or birth-march looking about the same.


The rust of barn-sides: different chemical effect
than rust of oak-copse, burning with late fervor
beyond reaped cornfields.

Copyright © 2011 by Margaret Young. Reprinted from Almond Town with the permission of Bright Hill Press.

Margaret Young