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Old Garden II

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I started sharing poetry articles back in 2013. Every year I share a poem a day in April.


Old Garden II

Gardeners always

transplant their roots quickly

as time, potting soil, and pot

allow, mixed with working space,

minimize root hair damage.

Important to know

a plants life cycle from seed

a Cotyledon

to become a new veined leaf

Hypocotyl to be stem.

When true single root

branching white rootlets

with water system

of roots anchor into sail

ending its tender roots.

Farther for water

elongation by a push

past the very tip

grow small root hairs from the root

delicate ones for the reach.

Here lies the reason

transplantation must be quick

before hairs shrivel

dry out fade away and die

before new chance in new soil.

© 2022 Jamie Lee Hamann

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