“I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Facing Up To It

My one surviving broccoli plant
finally put forth a head
from its tattered, bug-eaten leaves —
a dry, tiny thing, mostly yellow.

So I see it’s been starved for water
despite hosings, and despite
torrential downpours every other day.
I can’t slake such a thirst!

Poor thing, it’s struggled on
gamely, with great perseverance.
But it’s doomed. I have decided
not to repeat this failed experiment.

(I mean, you couldn’t even
eat the damn thing.)


  1. love this, thank you for the smile. From someone who is NOT a broccoli fan! peace...

  2. From someone who is not a gardener - thank YOU!


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