Chardonnay root stock. Dad
said each one of these is like a
little poem. A haiku? I asked.

the new root stock on
upper mt. chardonnay —
i watch how carefully
my dad attends the
grafts, american and
french joined together
as one, how carefully
he seems to love each
plant and worries. it’s
for the wines, he says,
and time and history —
and you too. you too.