If I were a plant, I would be a Joshua tree.
I would hold out my arms and point to the Promised Land.
In the ecosystem of my soul,
the climate might be dry,
but my roots grow deep
and I drink up the living water.
My buds and seeds help animals survive.
People pick my long, fibrous, strong leaves
and weave them into baskets
Yucca brevofolia, that’s me!