Plant words in the dirt with bare hands.
Write seeds on the page,
gently dig a hole for the roots to expand,
pull the margins around the seedlings.
Cross out the weeds with a red pen
water and fertilize tiny shoots
chase out the chipmunks, the bunnies and the sweetness.
Spray soap on leaves of letters
to slide off and kill the critics and aphids.
Be willing to chop off
the extra branch or phrase,
pull out those extraneous adjectives –
burn the adverbs
harvest some prose
or if lucky a poem.