Friday, July 31, 2015

A Metaphor

He told me that his boss gave him a small tomato plant in a pot. At first the plant remained outside near his backdoor.
When he carried the plant to the front of the building he said,  “It didn’t get enough sun in the back.”
I watched him dig a hole, put in some good soil and lower the tomato plant. He then secured the plant to a cone shaped cage.
Last night he attached a long hose to the outdoor faucet and watered his one plant. It’s been hot here and today when I arrived home I noted that the leaves looked wilted and in need of watering. 
In my mind the young man and the plant are entwined—
Roots and growth—


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