Granite Hills


I have left many thoughts
to these granite hills.
Out of my pockets
and my hair they fall
upon cold, wet earth

into the cracks of coming Spring.

I let go what I must to heal,
stepping to the rhythm of growth.
And as the sun rises,
a beautiful, green leaf
from the darkness.



Douglass DeCandia is the Food Growing Program Coordinator at the Food Bank for Westchester, which operates on five sites located throughout Westchester County – Leake & Watts Residential Campus, New York School for the Deaf, Sugar Hill Farm at Westchester Land Trust, Westchester County Department of Correction and Woodfield Cottage.

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