Cactus in a Clay Pot
Why not? Anything as tough to kill
as an honeymoon pic deserves a daily
second look, don't you think? So little
need for nurture; so much faith
in unseen moisture. A sickly shade
of green, perhaps - yet a prickly way
to seem tender by contrast. For years
we kept one on the kitchen sill, both
carefully surrounding it with our own
heart's desert. Asking nothing.
Ed Granger lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he works for a healthcare non-profit. His poems have appeared in Little Patuxent Review, Philadelphia Stories, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, The Loch Raven Review, Delmarva Review, and other journals.