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Happiness for Joanie

By Charles W. Pratt / August 24, 1995

It may be as simple as this:

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to bend and part the soil;

to scatter tiny seeds;

to pat them down; to cover them;

to stand beside the row

each morning, holding a hose,

and watch the water soak in;

to expect no gratitude,

but to know that what is wanted

is what you have to give.

To watch the lettuce grow.