heres the plan

we start small.

off the radar.

under the clouds.

in through the out door.

wish you were here.

then, as things do, it’ll grow.

the question is, can you wait

do you have patience

do you have means

and worst of all

do you have time.

i once had this little

99 cents store plant

stuck it in a pot

and ive lived here 19 years


and it’s climbed up my wall,

up my neighbors above me

and should hit the roof

any day now.

i never did anything special

to it




things are meant to grow

my mom told me

pointing out a plant

she had that grew out of

the cowboy hat it arrived in.

it was enormous.

when i was interviewing for jobs last year

ppl would say how did you do it

how did you make those things grow

i said

sometimes the best thing you can do


is just make sure the sunshine gets to it

since, as im sure you know

we live in a land of shade.