Try compost – scraps / piled into a heap. The forgotten things / are begging for another life. Let’s say you could / get the dirt to sing.
AMANDA ROTH (she/her) is a poet whose work explores motherhood, embodiment, the climate crisis, and revisionist folklore. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection, A Mother's Hunger (2021). She lives in Central Texas with her husband, two sons, and a growing collection of houseplants.