The potted plants on the deck are all dead, and you are not sure which slip-up to blame: Ignorance of botany or neglect. One *** contained a plant you did not know. You were not surprised when the orchid died; but how did the pine tree drop to dust? Now there, you have three pots of dead plant dirt: crumpled leaves, wilted stems, and dried debris– of living things conceived, grown, and scattered.
You failed but you can dare this dirt to start again.