Peter Lewis
09/27/16 12:19:06AM
14 posts

Gallardia died when

   I planted it.

Came back after the

   garden's neglect.

Its roots needed time

   to assess the situation,

Consider its position vis a vis

   the quality of the ground,

the willingness of neighbors to share,

  and not choke, the shifting

   chances of water.

Some of us are tough,

   but not that tough.

We move on, pull up stakes,

   seeking some gentle blend

of simple nurture and benign neglect.

Where would Gallardia go,

   had it legs?

Not as far as it's seeds would

   take it, perhaps, clinging to the

back of a snuffling opossum.

updated by @peter-lewis: 09/27/16 12:20:07AM