Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Don't Say Thanks

Don't Say Thanks

They said I 
couldn't thank you
for the plants.
Bad luck they said.

Those old wives.
The ones who
hung over the fence.
Made up tales.

I'm not saying thanks-
so the black-eyed Susans 
and bleeding hearts 
may live. 


After a conversation with a friend about the etiquette of not saying thanks for plants, I had to look up the source for such a belief.

"Never say thank you if someone shares their flowers or plant cuttings with you-if you do they (the plants) will die. (I've heard this one my whole life-and man is it hard not to automatically say thank you when someone gives you plants)"

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