Resurrection of the Pothos
I cannot kill this
Pothos plant –
forgetting to water, leaving it high and dry
on its shelf. I can hear it whimpering when I pass
as it droops and gasps its last breaths. I take pity
and throw in a glass full. An hour later, it has risen
like Lazarus. It calls to me from its deep green throat –
not this time lady! Not this time!
Joan Saunders love of poetry began at a very early age, when she carried around Robert Lewis Stevenson's, A Child's Garden of Verses constantly and stood on the kitchen table, reciting the poems from memory. She began writing poetry herself 10 years ago and since then, it has become a passion. She has studied poetry with well-known poets – Marge Piercy, Billy Collins and a host of others and currently hosts a weekly poetry workshop in her home, with seven other poets.