My First Plants
A green thumb I would be, I decided on a dreary winter day.
In the trough I put the richest and most fertile dirt.
I read the planting instructions and followed them to the letter.
Fennel, Hyssop, Thyme and Oregano.
In anticipation of a sprout I sprinkled water on them every day, and patiently watched over them.
Almost losing hope, finally a sprout appeared.
Though not at the same rate the plants grew to fruition.
As the weather hinted at autumn, I was left with a dilemma, not wanting to harvest and eat what took so long to grow.
Okay they weren’t my first plants, they never came up.
Copyright 2010 Thomas Murphy