Tagged: plant

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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you buried kisses

you buried kisses
underneath the
floorboards while
i watched –

here, it will burn

here, it will
go so slowly

and here,
definitely
one here

i pass from
room to room,
aching to be
kissed, unkissed
.
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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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i am holding onto

i am holding onto
the idea of a camellia
bush still taller
than you,
and the weight
of each newly
petaled
memory as it
falls, ready
to be rescued,
brought inside,
to float like
yesterday,
before
there were any
signs of rain
.
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