Love’s Labor


tools
of tending and caring
await their service

Protected by the Labors of Care


piles of wood
wheel barrels of apples
surrounded by the harvest’s securities

Bee At Work


in the duty
of labor lies
the virtue of purpose

Time’s Labor

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clouds and sun
snow’s toe hold of cold
all cultivating spring

Retired Workers

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Rust may diminish their substance
but their labor has shaped
the land on which they rest.

Fields

The fields form a patchwork quilt,
a growing green cover that reaches from the river bank to the mountains.
Tied together with labor and nurture for the purpose of sustenance.