Arm Plant Foot


Arm Plant Foot

I grew you an arm because I grew you a foot,

To replace the broke one that that stupid hole took,

Your arm plant has grown as your hoof may have healed,

But let me explain you the deal that we’ve sealed,

By growing an arm plant that is really a foot,

That is the dumb living proof for the foot the hole took.

Your arm plant is tall and your arm plant is pale,

It will go nicely with your skin, because it looks kind of stale,

For frick’s sake, your arm plant is even taller than me,

6 foot and some inches, I’m just over 5’3”.

Your arm plant is dumb and it has some gross toes,

I called them fingers, but that was only in lolz,

I know a few Botany people that can hold up a knife,

Frankenfoot and a Plant; we may just save your life.

Your arm plant is dumb and it has some stubby holes,

It looks kind of ugly and its’ leaves do not grow,

It’s mostly a failure, when you call it a plant,

It will make a better foot, and will match with your pants.

I heard you have no money to grow a new foot,

Which is why I took a seed at set it to root,

And I hope that this poem makes you smile inside,

Because with a still-broke foot, at least your arm plant survived?

(Below: Picture of the original arm plant with normal people feet for comparison)



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I am a second-grade teacher and pastor-to-be who loves people. I spend my weekends with friends or wandering the museums of DC alone and with a journal, trying to put words on the places of the soul that still feel wordless. I spent most of my days at school trying to learn patience through my students and running on sheer nerdy passion. I follow Jesus Christ, and savor that as my most important identity--that I am a child of God, as are infinite others, regardless of their other identities. Christ is my one thing.

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