Maple Sapling

After a breakup,
the hole in your heart
is a perfect place
to plant flowers.

The flowers
make you prone
to reclining
on the couch more
as you embrace
your inner landscape,
but you were
already on the couch
mindlessly watching TV.

If the breakup
is especially bad
and the hole
especially large,
may I suggest planting
a maple sapling
so you may
tap the bark for sap
some spring.

copyright © 2019 Kenneth P. Gurney

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