Remainders

What is the sum of the sum
of all the parts gathered

in order to be divided and sold
or left to ruin? In summer,

the fields get busy with
the drone of combine harvesters

collecting crops of winter
wheat and potatoes. Sometimes,

when the trucks carrying
the harvest away hit a bump

in the road, some produce
falls out. What profits a man

who doesn’t bother to stop
and recover the negligible?

But the invisible need
to feed their hunger, make

some kind of miracle out of
what doesn’t matter.

 

In response to Via Negativa: Moth parts.

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