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March 13, 2021
My neighbour gave
me purple potatoes just
beginning to sprout.
He thought I might put them in a trench 
and grow them. 
I did,  I will.
The rest were still firm and made 
a potato salad 
 with olive oil, lemon, pepper and salt.
I took
lettuce from the community garden
just five minutes 
to wash and eat 
purslane, climbing spinach, rocket, parsley,
a little mint 
and thirty, tiny nutty olives  
too tiny for guests 
but perfect
for watching a peachy sunset 
through the palm trees 
with a glass of good shiraz.
Who needs to go shopping
with such simple pleasures?