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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Ed Granger


Cactus in a Clay Pot

Why not? Anything as tough to kill
as an honeymoon pic deserves a daily
second look, don't you think? So little
need for nurture; so much faith
in unseen moisture. A sickly shade
of green, perhaps - yet a prickly way
to seem tender by contrast. For years
we kept one on the kitchen sill, both
carefully surrounding it with our own
heart's desert. Asking nothing.