the cactus in eden

the cactus in eden                                October 18, 2015
i’m trying to write
about repotting a cactus
but just like it
fell over in the wind
while i went to get another bag of dirt
my poems flop on the page

the cactus is propped
while it settles in
because it is three feet tall
and the branches at the top
ruin the balance
of a plant with a three inch root ball

like the man in california
all branch and no root
all spine and no fruit
all show and no truth

no wonder i
am pierced with thorns
through and through
and haven’t even roses
to show for my love

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About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. My most recent completed endeavor was finishing BA's in Religious Studies and American Studies. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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