Poetry Is a Mirror

{April 30, 2012}   This Plant

This Plant

For Nikky Finney

by Joan Zayas

This plant reminds me of being in a garden

It reminds me of summer love.

This plant is Pink…

       It’s Alive in me…

       This plant is long…

       Like a Giraffe

       It just stands there, quiet…

       Just shining, looking so innocent.

       This plant smells so good….

            Like Ginger

This plant reminds me …



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