Houseplant

Claire Jennings

I like to be green the best because

It means I am healthy and clean.

My leaves blow gently with the breeze

Every time I am by the window with the screen

Keeping thieving pests away from my body.

My mom comes to water me with a

Blue plastic cup

That I suppose must be special because

It’s only for me.

I eat under the sun

Using up all my energy to feed myself

Unless mom dumps a packet in my bed.

The dog sniffs me every day after he

Goes with mom to get the mail

So I think we are friends.