day after earth day
Wal-Mart discount plant
Got a plant for your office?
sliding shades of green,
older, brittle brown dry leaves
one diseased stem spouted a resilient last green stalk
small, black ceramic vase
bedded in pebble soil
bound and adorned
with fake yellow butterfly and white lotus
There are no windows. Will it be okay?
extremes of water and no food
perseverance–cool to touch
no smell, but wish
it smelled like green tea and cherry blossoms
just drooping, slender, graceful leaves
always turning higher
Does it mean something then?
green air in a windowless room
tactile path to cherry blossoms
taste of matcha
escape into creativity
Following the Recursion series at naming constellations.
- Recursion Two: a deep drink (namingconstellations.wordpress.com)
- Celebrating National Poetry Month: Using Poetry to Connect Children and Nature (phippsscienceeducation.org)
- Eleventh Dual Poem by Charles and I – the tear (riverurke.com)
- Cherry Blossom (chiehello.wordpress.com)