what if the gardener fails to cultivate
correctly, what if the seeds submit?
What if they submit to the safe haven of this world?
still while the sun sleeps one can see these seeds
playful, strong, loving, resilient, inquisitive.
What if the gardener can’t protect and cultivate the seeds properly?
What if they die before planting anything great?
One opportunity for actions to leave examples of true sacrifice
to mold a boy into a young man,
to shape a mind that will pass on knowledge for a lifetime.