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Issue # 6 January 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Joan Saunders

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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!