The sun was shining. It was warm.
I headed off to the garden center
To find plants for the Garden Bones
Lilies and Hibiscus and Ferns
What I bought was a Coral Cactus
Grown by Costa Farms
The directions said to water her infrequently
Keep her in bright light
Suitable for a desk
I wondered whose desk is in high-noon-desert light?
She’s sitting on the porch ledge against the screen
Maybe I’ll remember to take her outside for some of that bright light
Before I soak her feet and her head falls off…