She whispers tenderly,
to my glossy Peace Lily leaves,
using her jade cup
to tip a stream of cool,
clear water into the smooth,
grey ceramic pot.
In Natalie Haynes’ “A Thousand Ships”, the greek mythological character of Cassandra whispers her prophecies after she’s cursed, a clear sign that she’s lost her mind. I wondered how this vignette might be told from the perspective of a plant.
Thanks for reading poem two in our first-ever poetry series in The Starfish Canada Youth Journal! We are so excited to now be sharing alternative forms of content with our readers including poems, drawings, graphics, photo journals, and much more. Stay tuned for poem three in this series coming out on August 31st!