Better Than I Found It

Achy bones,
sunburned skin
tell stories of roots
that sink deep into tilthed soil.

Amid struggle
and patience,
a land so loved
by farmer through careful husbandry.

Until the last seed
is sown into ground
left with more vitality
than the moment it was found.

Old life
gives ‘way to new
and the passing of one
clears fields for a new generation.