the foreigner,

like an almond,
with a neck,
with a beard,


somebody equivocal,
thin measure of gold,

old gold coin,
that grows spontaneously.

Source: Hmimsa, Y, Y. Aumeeruddy-Thomas, M. Ater. Vernacular Taxonomy, Classification and Varietal Diversity of fig (Ficus carica L.) Among Jbala cultivators in Northern Morocco Human Ecology (2012) 40:301–313.

img_5170 Dave Snyder is a writer and farmer whose poems, essays and criticism have appeared in Best American Poetry, Gastronomica, Colorado Review, The Iowa Review and elsewhere. He runs a biointensive vegetable farm for Pisticci Restaurant in New York City. Previously, he managed a workplace training farm in Chicago and has worked as an English teacher, radio producer and cartographer.

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