My get rich quickly scheme has bit the dust.
I noticed when I went to buy a fig
on eBay what a single cutting costs.
A single cutting costs, on average, ten
or twenty dollars and a fig grows fist.
In just a couple years my sawbuck would
return to me an hundred times as much.
I’m pretty good at growing plants and trees.
I only have to stick them in the ground;
no fuss, no muss, no bother, and they grow.
But being practical, I thought I’d start
by ordering a couple dozen figs.
I even watched a YouTube video
on rooting figs. You stick the cutting in
a pot and in a month or two the roots
will grow and you will have yourself a brand new tree.
Transplant the tree into to a bigger pot
and soon you’ll see that money grows on trees
I might as well grow fifty trees to start
instead of twenty-four varieties.
I’ve got the room for fifty different figs,
and so I figured that I might as well
buy fifty and not just the twenty-four.
So fifty cuttings came. I planted them
and waited patiently for them to root.
And waited patiently for them to root.
And when my patience was exhausted I
discovered none of them had taken root.
My get rich quickly scheme had bit the dust,
or more correctly hadn’t taken root.