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.