The earth moved,
Winter benched by spring = planting,
to be benched by summer = growing,
to be benched by autumn = harvest.
Spring, out of the lab and into the field,
tissue culture becomes seedling, becomes plant,
Agronomy, it’s what we do –
why the government pays us.
Results : what the farmers want,
and increased yield.
coming from university to the hinterland
vacation time students – near graduates.
spending summer toiling the soil,
learning the difference between applied and theoretical
tilling …… and the till.
Rumour maintained this year there would be only two,
normally four –
belt tightening, rumour added, government deficit etc.
Rumour also thought both were women.
Their age must be in the same street as mine
Or one over –
two at most.
I hoped rumour was truth.