The Bromeliad Jig

I’ve to water
your heart.

A friend said
so did other experts.

On hot days
I’ve to dance.

For you
I learned salsa.

In a pot or not
we swirl.

Home or the floor
is our ballroom.

With my dancing partner:

By Gloria D. Gonsalves

Bromeliad plant and flower
*Inspired by instructions on how to care for a bromeliad i.e. if you want to pamper your bromeliad on a very hot day, dance a salsa slowly around the plant and spray it with a plant spray or place the plant in a pot in a bowl and let the water around the plant simply evaporate.

“World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa)”, an initiative aimed at instilling the love of poetry in young people. You can find her online at

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