in which plants make their way home

some plants transplant one back to other soil

as if I stood once more on a rocky outcrop

looking down on a dry, dusty veld sprinkled

with the colours of sand and rock, layers of orange-tipped

kalanchoe and bulbine abyssinica turning red

in the long drawn out dusk. But I am in a different place.

I pack a few plants in a plastic bag and amble home

with a brillantaisia bobbing among people like a purple lizard

oblivious to all.

 

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