A Tease of Green

Written for:  Poems for Garden Gnomes – “That Ain’t Right!”
The premises is simple. Find something that is just out of reach of your left hand and wax poetic about it. Stick your left arm out and whatever tickles your fancy (out of the scope of your extended arm) is fair game.

Fidgeting in a pale blue
club chair, waiting for
my doctor,  I spot it,
just to my left–a tall,
green, shiny-leafed plant
standing in a pot. My arm
reaches out under order
of my fingers who want
to linger on those smooth,
thick leaves, cut like
jig-saw pieces. Failing
in my endeavor, I decide
it is a Venus Flytrap
masquerading as a lush
office plant.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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