Last May 20th,
I planted these potatoes in trenches–
in the Three Sisters garden
next to the chicken yard.
The trenches were filled bit by bit every two weeks.
Until July 20th when they were ready to harvest.
A treasure hunt for a six year old.
Kennebecs, Red Pontiacs, All Blues.
6-8 potatoes per plant.
The chickens watch,
hoping we’ll toss them some grubs.
Ready to make some All-American
red, white and blue potato salad.
With Russian fingerling potatoes too.
America is, after all, a melting pot.