“You don’t really own a plant,
you nurture a plant…
like a friend.”
Caryn explains, introducing
THE MY AND OUR PLANTS AT DIGNITY VILLAGE
Growing In planters,
raised above asphalt tarmac heat,
watered from rain barrel or city faucet,
orphaned plants spring into wake-up summer.
Believe the leaf.
You have to pay attention
to what they’re saying
by color and size.
Hands on I encourage growth.
Now growth here, when I turn her around
new branches stretch toward the sun
their shades of green sending
and receiving messages.
Within the working balance of fertility
bees and wasps come and pollinate.
worms, snails, beetles, bugs, ants, centipedes
and ladybugs – red and yellow, brown and black
strength against the aphids.“