Promises

Promises

   there will
      be food 
   and plenty
the cornstalks
      seem to say.

   (promises
   as good
      as any)

   and what
are promises
   but hopes
   expressed.

   guarantees
are not
      possible.

   if we had
   guarantees,
could we expect
      to collect,

if all
   the wheels
   fall off
   all the 
wagons?

      some day,
   we should
   expect,
we'll make
calculations:

how many 
   people can 
   an acre feed?