A Gardener’s Advice ~ Geoff Anderson

 

the hardest part
          about growing orchids
                    is not remembering
an ice cube
          to melt into the roots
                    or finding a room
where they will grow up
          tall enough to reach
                    the light switch
but forgetting how
          once petals give
                    way to bare branch
no blossom comes back
          unless it has
                    something to return to
and no flower is born
          with its buds
                    blooming