Working with Myself/ Washing Myself Away

I’ve been working in the yard,
(I’m under my nails.)
picking up flower pots,
(I’m under my nails.)
putting them close to the house
(I’m under my nails.)
to be covered for the winter.
(I’m under my nails.)
In the process, I handle humus.
(I’m under my nails.)
Why call dirty fingernails dirty?
(I’m under my nails.)
It’s just dirt, humus, pre-human.
(I’m under my nails.)
I’m just a human handling clods.
(I’m under my nails.)
I’m just a clod handling humus.
(I’m under my nails.)
Still, I’d better wash myself away
before dinner.
(I’m under my nails.)

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