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The Black Family’s Gardens Gerry’s September 22-28 2002, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

You gave me my garden back Turned the front from jungle into keen and levelled soil bent your bones to carry all from top to underneath to grow again clean. You seized the thorn in the back and tore and pulled and bled and dumped it for me pushed it down bare handed into bags to take away and time ran out so you flew scarred to nurse at home but the garden you gave me back is always here for you to come and show your healed hands to your own proud son and his beautiful garden.

Black Family Gardens  
Black Family Gardens  

In a house I no longer own, there was a jungle that I couldn't master. My dad came to visit and as ever, left me brighter for the visit.