A root cellar is a strange thing,
sometimes scary.
Down the creaky
wooden steps,
a single bare bulb
with a pull string
throws long shadows
on the dark dirt walls.
Jewel tones in jars -
some ancient,
some new -
glisten darkly.
It is cool and damp
in summer,
warm and dry
in winter.
A symbol of hard work
and tougher times.