Plants/ Chance Dibben


The F U scrawled on my car’s hood

has gotten deeper


my teeth can hold anything

but a smile


They’ve stopped putting fortunes

in the cookies

I can’t afford the tax

on my buried treasure


According to most KPIs

I’m doing great


The study says plants

can form memories


I hope they remember me

as I mow them down


and let them grow

wild and hot again



IMG_20171224_225340Chance Dibben is a writer, photographer, and performer living in Lawrence, KS. His writing has appeared in Split Lip, Reality Beach, Horsethief, Yes Poetry, and elsewhere. Follow him on Twitter @chancedibben.



Header Image: Creative Commons, photo by Kristin Nador, modified.

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