This week’s postcard from the universe is simian.
Digging to establish a new bed at the cottonwood drip line, I unearth this little blue ape or Neanderthal.
It’s been there a few seasons as a root had twined between legs.
The same forkful also turned up a little bone.
Gardening, tending the earth and growing food, is riding the roots of my ancestry. I know it in my bones.