Loner Status

Keanu Leaves
I named the dracaena dorado,

A small tree-like plant I had discarded
in the back corner of our dining room;

In favor for the lush backyard garden
smitten with heirlooms and butternut squash.

Long spindly leaves stained brown
sulking in dried dirt in a black rimmed pot.

What’s in a name?
Check back with me in a few weeks.

Courtney Burk is a freelance writer with a passion and focus on all things food and nerd. Her ramblings can be found at @spoonfulof_ink.

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