Poem of the Week | A Plant’s Roots by Jessica Militante

A Plant’s Roots

by Jessica Militante


It gives me hope

That a plant’s roots hear the rush of water 

In nearby pipes


They grow towards it

Pushing through dirt compacted with doubt

Skirting past rocks placed to deter


Until they reach it

The barrier an obstacle but not an end

And they burst through it

To get what they deserve


It gives me hope


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