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Soil

The plants we grew meant more
than our tuxedo cats

The plants we grew from water and soil
from seed to root to shoot

fed our love ofΒ capsaicin
minted our freshly squeezed mojitos

The life, the creation
the sun it needed
the care you gave it
made me
safe

That that gives
gave too much
then gave too little

That that lived
survived
then didn’t

That, that I knew
That, that I saw

A plant, it grew
A plant, our home
A plant, I thought I could trust was firm
To plant a lie, a plan was plant

to let it go
to wilt, to fault, to say good-bye
until it shrunk
beneath the ground
yes you can revive
but can you reach

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