The Potted Plant  

eriedragon4 58M
2737 posts
8/26/2006 11:16 pm

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9/1/2006 1:03 am

The Potted Plant

The Potted Plant
A nameless plant sits on
a table by a windowsill,
Pink buds hang from
long green vines.

I looked to that long ago
when I was alone
For a glimpse of life
growing wild and free
yet contained in a pot before
My eyes.

I touch the textured vine
and feel how fleshy and cool it is.
In many ways I still envy that plant.

I watered it you see
Because that is what
you do to a plant.

That plant grew from a
Tango in the Night and
Tunnel of Love on vinyl.
So did I, I guess.

A fitting way to begin
an American life, I think.

But that plant is dead.
So is that girl and
so is her mother.
I thrive on Jim Morrison
and Arthur Rimbaud
And I know that too is a phase.
I really should buy a new plant.

Whispersoftly5 53F
15176 posts
8/28/2006 7:49 am

Here's another powerful writing.

Kisses - Whisper...

moonfire2u 70F
2602 posts
8/27/2006 7:15 am

Interesting...dragon...and it is time to move on...

kind thoughts,

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