White orchids don’t have Instagram accounts,
much less fake ones posed in a pitcher for my cats to chew on.
Still, I wondered yesterday if they long to be noticed
and find it insufferable to go days at a time
without a single soul snapping their picture.
If you really think about it,
it’s not so silly a thought.
That flowers depend on us to fulfill their purpose
and call us to them like bees
to propagate their beauty.
To this end,
I will set aside ten minutes every day
To find a new flower to follow;
scroll through its proverbial albums,
steal a photo that is sure to get the most views
and share it with the world.