A Botanical Allegory of Love

give to your plant
a little bit of time and distance
and, eventually, it’ll fall apart

give to your plant
love and even more care
and growth will sprout from within the heart

words entertain the power
to bloom a seed into a flower
or deter the soil to bitter and sour

it is in the eyes of the plower
with the commitment of many, many hours
to turn what could be
into something of a reality