Dried Chilies

I have these pepper plants
Real hot ones
I love hot peppers and I love my plants
I bought them four years ago as seedlings
I’ve cared for them, watered, pruned, fed them
I’ve brought them in and put them out in the sun every spring
The fruits they bore were fiery hot and bountiful
Then I got busy
I put more and more things in front of them
Forgetting to water them
They died
Fruit still hanging dried and moldy from their brittle branches
Now they are sitting in the dark cellar.
I hope spring will wake them but it won’t.
Today is a good day to give up
On what I let shrivel and die.
Today is a good day to collect the seeds
And sow them in good fertile soil
So in time I will reap the fruits,
All the while taking joy in caring for my love.

2 thoughts on “Dried Chilies

  1. SOmetimes we cannot repair what we allowed to die…but I do believe in new beginnings Eugene. I read this today but I do not know the author .It resonates with my mood and how interesting to read this post of yours today..once again beautifully written Eugene …

    “There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on ”

    Kind Regards
    Bella x:)

    1. That is a lovely quote Bella. Thank you so much for sharing that. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. I hoped so much that the poem would be received this way. Thanks again. 🙂

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