In early spring it's wild ramps,
dark blades of onion-scented grass.
Then come the fairytale eggplants.
On the cusp of fall, tiny plums.
In winter I splurge on clementines
though citrus won't grow here, at least
not yet. Sometimes I treat myself
to marzipan at Christmastime, though
almond trees are struggling.
We're running out of groundwater.
How long until the memory of coffee beans
will be implausible as the days
when silvery cod were so plentiful
we walked across their backs to shore?
America Is Using Up Its Groundwater Like There's No Tomorrow, New York Times
Can New England's Cod Fishing Industry Survive?, The Guardian
A Future Without Coffee?, Inter-American Development Bank