i rescued petunias this afternoon.
instead of captive girls in Nigeria.
wearing the t-shirt my sister gave me
which says Nigerian Nativity.
i asked the hispanic landscapers to give me
those petunias tossed into the black bag
so they can still live
as wounded as they were tossed
aside, no care,
i rescued them and planted
them with prayers for safe flowers
i prayed in the
– New Market, MD
– May, 2014