"dazzle gradually"

"Dazzle Gradually" 2017 poems, paintings, new art & photography--a diary, a discipline, a delight. Read over my shoulder as I post my unedited poetry ---you can see it in the raw or get my first book and see how the work evolves with new books rolling out next year.


Polly Alice

Monday, May 3, 2010

Houseplant

Houses must be planted carefully
in the soil to grow.
Planted so that the water will flow
from roof to gutter
and gutter to lawn
the water must travel down,
--never collect on--
the ground near the foundation
or soak into the basement.
No house likes to sit and stew
or brew in water with fuzzy green moss,
they need proper drainage
just like flowers and crops,
and that is why in just an hour
the landscapers are coming
to grade my soil,
with a bobcat digger
but hopefully nothing bigger
then the little yellow house
will not sit and boil,
but gently bask
in the gentle spring sun
as her rain water runs properly
the way water should run.

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