A Garden Prayer

That shrimp plant
so determined to be seen
poking through the ginger and the fig
like a four year old
waving skinny arms and red cheeks
to those towering above

That shrimp plant
grown from cuttings of a friend
who no longer lives in this country
from a house
that has since burned down

That shrimp plant
breaks at its knobby knees and elbows
when the wind blows too hard
drops to the ground
and grows again

today I pray
please grant us the resilience
of that shrimp plant

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