Different
by J.P. Plunkett

You tried so hard but it just wasn’t enough
Your green leaves, plastic under
The artificial sunlight.
Your soil, just rocks.
You wish just to be stronger.
You feel abandoned because I
Never took care of you.
I didn’t think I needed to.
You wave in the wind, provided by the ceiling fan,
To all your friends outside.
They don’t wave back though cause you are different.
My fake plant died,
Because I did not pretend to water it.

J.P. Plunkett is a sophomore English major at Saint John’s University.  He loves writing and intends  to become an official short story/poet writer in the next few years.  He has been writing for fun since 7th grade and has had a lot of fun the last six years seeing where creative writing has taken him.

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