Long the land watches for death or harvest
amongst the lulling black mounds
a slumber in piles,
huddled so neatly
from the shivering wind blowing meanly
under the sway of the killing night’s climb.
Underneath are all bones,
life clutching the long tilled soil,
the farmer’s harlot oft despoiled,
denied wages, seeds scattered, an ever
demanding her coin,
torn, sold from her womb.