Allison Dark Curl

Anarchy in the Summerfields

part of: Poetry

by J. Wolfe

There is anarchy in the summerfields

The soybeans
are Socialist Democract
with each
growing to a uniform height
never wanting
greater height than neighbor plants

The corn
a Monarchy,
tall, proud but thin, fragile;
standing on dirt

Wheat is Communist
using the manifesto wind
as an excuse
to wave in unison,
but only managing an occasional ripple

Green Beans
are Democracy
thinking they can grow
as long as they want, but
just getting tangled
in each other’s vines.