Tagged: plant

the broken purslane

the broken purslane
that stealthily hitchhiked home
with us and almost

died twice from a collective
neglect finally felt at home
.
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someone is keeping

at first light, mama’s

at first light, mama’s
zinnias have been awake
for nearly an hour,

dressed to the nines, twirling in
a multicolored splendor
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: multicolored

you plant butterfly

outside of collecting

outside of collecting
the seeds, planting,
watering, growing,
pruning, nurturing,
fending off diseases,
harvesting, picking,
and storing the
apples ourselves,
yes, we made our
pie from scratch,
like every red-
blooded american should
.
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on the nth day of

on the nth day of
summer, we made a few
more discoveries,
hand in hand, arms
swinging towards
home, luck in our
steps. a new
Hedera helix hanging
planter finds its rhythm
alongside us, ready
to climb towards
the stars at our window
.
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justification

possibilities

possibilities
must be watered regularly,
pruned every now and

then to signal new growth, spur
imagination, sway chance
.
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the day before my

the day before my
birthday, i am
away from the
city and
home, once
again, a daughter,
a child, a gardener,
an herbalist, a sister,
a granddaughter,
all of whom are
vessels transporting
memories to the
plant, dispersing
the years
.
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six years, 2,900 job

six years, 2,900 job
losses, and it’s still
a wonder – 165 acres
of steel and silence,
faceless men pushing
papers, licking
their index fingers
.
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