14 March 2024

When One Becomes Two

our ivory coast has been so vigorously growing
it tipped over &nearly ejected itself from its pot.
i even knew (read: read about)
the ivory coast needs to be pruned.
&now, what i knew
i, now, understand.
&i was thrilled to find out
there are, in fact, two root systems; so, naturally,
we split them.
the larger of the two consists of
the two largest, youngest stems, w/a third spear on its way in,
the smaller,
two stems, one of which is on its way out,
w/no new spearling in sight,