Planting (Draft 1)

Planting (Draft 1)

I’m not very adept at growing things, but
there is a secret that I like colors
and sometimes

the flowers that I have given away,
I would have preferred to keep for myself

But still, I can watch you appreciate
things that blossom even though
I could never figure out how
to plant a seed because
I am mostly horn and not petal,
mostly a rhinoceros in the garden

But to be preposterously bent,
if you’d be my gorgeous flower
I could be your endower

— Douglas Gilbert

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Planting (Draft 0)

Planting (Draft 0)

I’m not very adept at growing things, but
there is a secret that I like colors
and sometimes the flowers that I
would give away I would
have preferred to keep for myself

But still, I can watch you appreciate
things that blossom even though
I could never figure out how
to plant a seed because
I am mostly horn and not petal
mostly a rhinoceros

— Douglas Gilbert