Godamn Plants!

My ivy plant 
is growing fast; 
it’s leaves are multiplying 
meanwhile,
my little potted fern 
is sighing, slowly dying. 
I’ve given it 
it’s needs and more;  
I’ve satisfied requirement 
It must be more 
attracted to 
a dry, early retirement. 
Where did it  
pick up such ideas? 
Who has it  
spoken to? 
I’ll place my guess 
on the begonia 
or – maybe the bamboo?  
In any case 
my tools are void; 
I know my botany 
but – this demands 
a well-trained hand 
In flora therapy!