Just Dirt

the dirt is not just
“dirt”
it is alive, striving,

to stay neutral
it is the magic
elixir, fixer

of plant life
and so ours too
it is dark,

dank, a bank
of crumbly gold
we make withdrawals

without checking
the balance
it is clay

and sandy
loam
we walk all over it

just taking it
for granted
supplanted