One Good Thing by Harry Posner

Poem title: One Good Thing Poet name: Harry Posner Poem: Let me toss this soil into the vegetable garden Shovel, an extension of arm and hand The meditative monotony of helping Mother Earth do what she already does so well While black flies feast on my forehead  Let me bend this aging vertabral to labour Over the planting of seeds Push these soft hands into calloused earth To grow carrots tomatoes beans patience The solace of sweat and sunshine  Let me gently draw them up one by one Walk across the verdant field, basket in hand  Make a salad for my hardworking wife Eat my hours and my aching back And say I’ve done at least one good thing End of poem.  Credits and Bio: Copyright © Harry Posner A member of The Writers Union of Canada and Associate Member of the League of Canadian Poets, Harry Posner is an award-winning author of six books and two spoken word CDs. Harry was Dufferin County’s first Poet Laureate from 2017-2021, organizer and host of the annual Day of the Poets festival in Orangeville, Ontario, and co-host with Peter Noce of The Sill podcast ( His writing philosophy can be summed up with the words: “Give me a word and I’ll give you a world.”