for the boy who promised me palm seeds

for the boy who promised me palm seeds   November 27, 2016
i’ve written you two books
and said nothing
for you refuse to look
into my eyes
and see the tears
you plant in my heart

all i wanted
was to know how to grow
the date palm
but here i am
with no tree

why do i still write
for a man who cannot see
my humanity?

i have a faithless heart
and perhaps this is my share of misery
for in the dream of paradise
God marked me His child
to be seen but never touched
to be handled only
as His daughter
and still i long
for human intimacy

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. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. 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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1 Response to for the boy who promised me palm seeds

  1. m says:

    If anyone’s curious, growing trees from fruit seeds just seems to happen in my house. Avocados, pomegranates, pineapples, apples, apricots, dates, etc. I don’t really have house plants. It’s more like an indoor jungle of house trees. The problem is that I kinda make it up as I go along and, once upon a time, posted online looking for anybody who could advise me on growing date pits into palm trees. The rest of that story seems to still be under construction.


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