Poetry from Camille Newsom

A small grouping of freshly picked carrots, still covered in soil

Photo: Ronny Kind

Chirp Creek Farm

It’s easy to squat in the dirt
and shame the bodies of carrots,
to speak of girth and width,
to desire those slender and long,
to discard those short and stubby.

Somewhere I visit the museum
of my body.

Camille Newsom is a creative currently living in Portland, OR. She explores the world through teaching, poetry, farming, collage art, and vulnerable conversations. Her poetry has been previously published in SAND Journal and Inklette Magazine.

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