this plant, once fresh, brimming,
its limbs of leaves exciting shades
of green, is now nothing more
than filler in this unfurnished
its almost as if they use to flex,
but now they droop and dangle.
though this plant is positioned
by a window facing east, death
only the lofty leaves exist.
a living thing terribly top-heavy.
weak in the knees, it will give.
green to waning yellow, wilting
owner of once populous limbs,
I’ve watched my shortcomings
rise in this plants’ lingering end.
only five leaves left until we