Through the Loam

from Three on a Match by Scotty Houston

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A seed buried in the underground
At the edge of the warmth of the sun
Could have blackened
Could have fell to dust
But it busted out
Found a pathway
Through the loam

Exhaled deeply through stomata
Clouds soon parted after rain
Sprout and flower
A hundred inches high
Spread its arms out
Like it could fly

Check the horizon, see how far you’ve come
Let your petals relax and wave

Hush a moment, hear the whisper of your name
Between the breeze and the pain

And through the loam


from Three on a Match, released April 12, 2017


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“In the dark times. Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.”

- Bertolt Brecht

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