by Darna Bazzica

Skin of the hopeful
Held in the grip
Growth is becoming
Clear liquid diamonds
Expel of shell
Break free of soil
Slowly uncoiled
Life instilled
Bending and reaching
Sun kiss caress
Green pronged leaf wonder
Wish of the hopeful
Your effort and mine
Final formation
Of tomato    on vine

Seedling written when looking at the painting of a seedling and inspired by the community garden I help coordinate

Darna Bazzica is forty-two years of age and a single mother of two. In her past she suffered from PTSD, depression, and is a survivor of domestic violence and drug addiction. Through Tai Chi, the study of Psychotherapy and mindful living she now lives in clarity and peace. As a member of CHO (Community Health Onkaparinga), she proudly helps facilitate healing through The BIG backyard community garden and also shows students from high school our community services.

Darna’s mantra is ‘Remember to never give up, we are all capable of change and we can do anything’.

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