On the day after the recall fan
got hit by the shit
- as some of my Republican friends
would have me think -
I busied my sorrowful self
doing some gardening on the loft landing
under a skylight
where the sun streams down brightly.
We had an old Amaryllis bulb
that got lost on a high closet shelf
when we moved into the Odd Fellows
two years ago.
Would it still sprout after so long a
It was crispy
and the firmer bulb part felt thin
but I figured it deserved a chance
so I soaked it in water for a couple hours
then planted it gently in some fresh soil.
Then I misted it and placed it in
a sunny place, here,
in a friendly environment.
Today, the very next day, I saw a tiny
thumbnail of new green pushing through
the dead brown crisp, much of which