descend onto vegetable seeds
buried in backyard garden loam.
Dry and alone, I wait indoors
seated in my painted blue kitchen,
listen for more raindrop music
to repeat pit-pat-pit-pat, orchestrated
in the great above, where one day
I intend to take up residency,
disappear like a raindrop, sink
down into nothing, become music
to seeds in search of the light.

Judith Bader Jones’ lifetime experiences find voice in poetry and fiction. She is a former nurse with experience in psychiatry and obstetrics. Two chapbooks of poetry, Moon Flowers on the Fence, and The Language of Small Rooms were published by Finishing Line Press, KY. Delta Pearls, published by Sweetgum Press. She is widely published.