Ten years ago I wound a twig around the corner post of my deck,
thinking the green would be nice when it grew.
It did provide me with the leaves I had hoped for,
but as it grew larger, it separated the boards of my deck.
I can forgive the irregular look of the deck,
because this year, the little tree bore fruit: plums.
I have no idea where the source tree is.
I consider this a small miracle.
I picked them all except this one, which wasn't ripe yet.
I smashed them, strained them,
and made Knox blocks gelatin squares -
no sugar added, only Stevia.