cyclamen

my cyclamen is still alive

believe me it’s a miracle

the second flush of flowers bloom

all pink and poised and lyrical

 

its perfect little potted place

is perched above the microwave

beside a friendly maidenhair

fern of a feather misbehave

 

the sun through grimy window casts

filtered sunlight on their leaves

their artificial man made home

has beauty only a plant perceives

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