Pink Orchid

Photo Credit: Cynthia Via
Photo Credit: Cynthia Via

He asked, what’s wrong? I said, nothing, and made something up:

I don’t want to go upstairs.

—I’m tired.

Look at my orchid. In the photo:

long stems, light white petals with faded pink tips, sitting near a window.

Is it real? I said, somewhat dismissive.

Of course it’s real. I watched it grow.