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I am in danger
of root rot,
my soil is a soggy mess
of incoherent poetry
that does not breathe
under water

it just spits and sputters 
like a dying ocean
purging itself of seedy words

that never make it
to poem

and my stem
oh how swollen she's become
from all those murky sprigs
who handed her a pen
when it was already raining ink


and these leaves
are no longer fanning the sun
or writing of love,
they're flaccid and distraught
perhaps even
they've grown ill
from such a wee pot

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  1. Date: 6/7/2012 6:34:00 AM
    When I click on one of your poems I know it will be amazing Melissa. Thank you for sharing your words with us. I hope all is well with you and yours. I will stop back again soon. Love, Carol