Basic Care

As a child I learned

How to care for plants

By watering, weeding, and feeding.

I watched my plant grow

Glossy leaves and delicate blossoms

From its hardy stem.

But my plant’s life did not last

It’s leaves dry and lifeless

Petals dropping into the pot.

I wanted to preserve its beauty

So I was told to pick of the dead parts

Like the game “He Loves Me…”

And my plant would come back

More vibrant than before and totally renewed.

I wish I could apply this to myself.