my sister gave me a dish
of seeds in soil, saying
if you keep it watered, someday
beautiful things will grow.
it’s been a month and I do not
see any sign of a sprout;
sometimes when the mist
moistens the soil I think I see
a bare seed poking through,
and I worry that all this waiting
will have been for nought.
am I doing this right?
are they getting enough sun?
is a gentle morning mist sufficient?
what are the rules for cultivating
secret seeds sown in future hope?