orchid

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“Someday you will own a houseplant you cannot  kill.”

It is too soon to say,
but last year
someone gave me a thorny, vicious SOB of a plant.

It thrives near my workspace
and demands very little of me.

So-called “indirect sunlight” suits it.
Infrequent watering doesn’t faze it.

I have placed the more delicate orchid nearby
in hopes they will make a pact
to shame me into caring for them.

And it is thus I am childless and dogless
by choice, not accident.

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