The Birth of A Green Thumb

Two tomato plants, two basil plants
All in pots with beaded fertilizer
And rich soil
They grow in my front yard
With the hot sun

At first I struggled with my plants as a first-time mother always does

But with time and patience,
my basil grows aplenty
My tomato plants bear children
With little green tomatoes

Thus, my green thumb was born

Xara Nahara O’Connor


Published by:


I am a graduate of the University of Mount Union. I work for ResCare HomeCare as a direct support professional. I was a psychology major and am hoping to get a master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration on healthcare... Somewhere. I am still interested in English and theatre. Writing had always been one of my passions until recently. It takes too much time and effort, which is why I just draw comics now. Believe it or not, drawing comics is easier for me to express myself than writing. I also love animals. When I am not working hard on whatever project I happen to have my hands on, I am at home playing with my animals. I live with two cats named Garfield and Oreo. I also love to listen to all kinds of music, such as The Birthday Massacre, Emilie Autumn, The Cruxshadows, The Cranberries, Celldweller, Emperor, R.E.M., Future Funk Squad, Symphony X, Einherjer, Borknagar, and Nightwish. And I'm married. But don't tell the government. They suck the fun out of it.

Categories poetryTags , , , , , 16 Comments

16 thoughts on “The Birth of A Green Thumb”

  1. A co relation, give and take. A circle traced to one component given purpose by another. Is this a part of your healing? I think yes. Bless your ability.

  2. Congratulations Mama!! Have you eaten any of your tomatoes yet? Have you ever seen the movie Green Fried Tomatoes…great, great movie!! When you get another day off and looking for something to watch and you haven’t seen it, watch it!! xo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s