Dying/broken/forgiven.... now I begin

Born: 17-06-56....gemini.... monkey
re-born: 3-09-80
born again\found: 14-04-08
other notable dates: 10-03-68; 03-09-87; 23-03-96;
1-05-98; 31-01-02; 5-04-04

Interests: movement, stressed/transgressive embodiment, lived experience (body\space\time\relation)
expression ( word, dance, text, image, story, music, poetics)
learning, yielding......

Hopes for the blog:
offer up the wild intersectedness of lived experience and engage others in creative, expressive, perhaps irreverant, hopefully playful, and respectful encounters....
enact kindness
create moments of pause for disclosure, discovery, stillness

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Black Thumb

a lifeline
of 12 steps
advises: get a plant
or a pet
if it's alive in 6 months
move on to a person...
risky business, in this garden
are the only plants that grow around me
all the others die as soon as I bring them
not a metaphor for anything
except dead plants

one has lasted for over
3 years it sits in my kitchen
drinking in water and stray strands 
of sunlight
I think it's waiting 
the cat


  1. Three years...that's good. Our cats EAT the indoor plants. I guess this house isn't big enough for all of them.

    "not a metaphor for anything
    except dead plants" - I am glad you said that, btw.

  2. I always wonder who decides which are weeds and which bona-fide plants; who issues these permits?
    Black Thumb... brilliant :]

  3. My cat has been with me for 5 years. He is cool.

  4. jadedj-- it is an achievement. i would love to get a cat.... partner has wretched allergies... but the cat might also solve my plant problems :)
    glad to hear you have a cat with such a resonant temperament.
    garth-- i wonder that every time i head out to do the weeding.... my guys are resilient as hell. they keep coming back to see me, season in and season out. glad you liked the title.
    punch- now i am experiencing cat envy. i would expect nothing less than a cool cat if he's living with you.

  5. I went out and bought me an Orchid. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. What we call weeds are usually edible or medicinal plants. Can you eat that thing not a weed?

  7. i couldn't keep a plant alive if my life counted on it.....i have no interest in humans...i think you have to do more than water them....but man i can grow, norish,love anything that purrs...lol

  8. punch-- good luck with that new addition!
    wm--now there's a good point! i have studiously avoided eating the plant in my house.... but you've given me food for thought ( sorry, bad joke)
    anonymous-- i have a feeling the cats love you back...thanks for the comment.

  9. I have a Christmas cactus that has outlived many relationships -- it's even older than intellikid, who'll turn 21 next month! Unfortunately, nearly every other plant I've tried to raise has not survived. Think the cactus is sabotaging them?

  10. Gerry-thanks for the visit and the sweet comment. always nice to see you :)
    intelliwench- maybe it's the pricks.... ha ha. thanks for the visit!