D(r)oubt | Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University


By Adria LeBoeuf

Even the gophers struggle

Tunnelling in dense caked dirt.

Fissures grow deeper

Widening the space between the plaques of dry brittle grass 

The matter straining, stiffening,

As each molecule of water evaporates.


Paralysis holds the nutrients in place, 

Greedily restraining what tries to grow.


Dig, plant, nourish,

Listen, prune then flourish. 



We need some flux 

For anything to thrive.