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Brown Thumb

Bought myself a cactus plant
With flower on the top,
Such a dazzling orange
It seems phony, like a prop.

Set it on my windowsill
So light and air will fill it;
Wonder how long it’ll take
Before I start to kill it.

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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 2:04:00 PM
    About a week, I find. :)

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 12:51:00 PM
    Ilene, my Mama had a green thumb...but I'm like you. :( I just don't know how to nurture plants. Lovely write, though. Hugs!

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 8:21:00 AM
    Oh no ..... and I thought you were just kind and caring ..... Just a few drops of water once a week, Ilene. - Have a enjoyable weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)