to take control into my own bare hands,
I scooped a seed out of a sweet lemon,
Lemon with rind that I thoroughly enjoyed chewing.
I put that seed into a little pot,
And watered it for weeks.
Three anticlimactic weeks passed,
and finally a little plant appeared:
Green, cute, fresh.
I keep watering it.
It keeps growing bigger,
And bigger, and bigger.
It’s all going according to plan.
Take that, life!
Going to make my own damn lemons
(in a few years)
if I manage to overcome my own curiosity
to dig the little buddy out,
risking its short and uneventful life.
Curiosity to know what exactly it looks like beneath the surface.