My Latest Get Rich Quickly Scheme

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.

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