Come live in the greenhouse,
my plant, my treasure, my humid breaths.
With our roots leeching the soil of its nutrients announce:
Come live in the greenhouse!
Your floral lips remind me, I beseech your plows.
The sun trapped in our chlorophyllic oaths:
Come. Live. In the green house,
my plant. My treasure: my humid breaths.
Tiffany Carter lives in the quiet town of Arkadelphia, Arkansas and teaches freshman composition at the local university. Her poems are influenced by her experiences passing as a straight white woman in the South, crafting, and dendrology. Tiffany's article on poet Frank Stanford can be found in the Arkansas Review: Journal of Delta Studies.