Gwendolyn Brooks

7 June 1917 – 3 December 2000 / Topeka, Kansas

Tommy

I put my seed into the ground
And said, 'I'll watch it grow.'
I watered it and cared for it
As well as I could know.

One day I walked in my back yard,
And oh. what did I see!
My seed had popped itself right out
Without consulting me.
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