Too little earth for support
in an over-large pot
causes the plant to tip
a dusty grey-green amorphous nimiety
of leaves over the side.
A wrinkled weak purple flower
pokes defiantly out at the top —
for years of neglect.
Victoria Slotto at dVerse writes of imagist poetry, a style which resonates with me as saying what it means and meaning what it says. In this case, the title really tells the whole story! Do go and see what some real poets have made of this prompt, as I may have got hold of the wrong end of the stick!