The Truth About Violets

They gave each of us cousins,
your grandchildren,
a potted violet, your favorite.
I tended mine,
along with your old asparagus fern,
the one that had been Monya’s.
In truth, that fern
only lasted a few more years
in my care,
and violets are fussy little plants
prone to giving up in protest.
Like you did.
Flowers in Violet, original encaustic by Kim Nelson
For Kim Nelson's weekend prompt to the Real Toads: The Color Violet