Morning Routine

checking on the plants

A Free Verse Poem

Dip a finger in the dirt

to see if the plant needs more water.

Lick the loam from the nail,

enjoy the brackish flavor.

It doesn’t taste as good as coffee

but only just.

a thing of beauty grows in that soil,

constantly reaching toward the light,

not rotated frequently enough,

or maybe there just isn’t enough light available,

so it has to reach.

The dirt seems moist enough for now,

but it will need to be monitored again tomorrow.


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12 thoughts on “Morning Routine”

      1. Some people use coffee grounds in their compost. Maybe not a bad idea. I wonder if plants get coffee jitters lol.

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