Poem – The Staghorn Fern, Father’s Day

Poem - The Staghorn Fern, Father's Day

The Staghorn Fern – Father’s Day

You two worked in unison
in everything you did.
So much so that you kept
alive the scraggly Stagorn Fern
by your love, and refuse, too.

Dad, you lovingly hooked it to
the palm tree in a wire basket;
Mom fed it banana peels.
Together you created a mammoth
living thing, this incredible
Staghorn Fern.
Love, air, and even waste creates all.

Now it’s grown over the basket
and threatens to fall from the tree.
But it’s as steadfast as your
love for each other,
the love that created me.

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