My Lucky Bamboo


Joyce, I call her after the nurse

who gave me this curling beauty

an unexpected perfect Christmas gift.

Quickly her roots screamed against

the narrow black ceramic vase

as she towered tall

but I wanted her small

wax halted her height

so her leaves

sprouted sideways.

Grass green, fern deep leaves

lift upward praying palms

roots rest now on stones

in a perfectly sized pot

to feed her

heavenly aspirations.

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