How did it know?
I had a teeny sweet potato from my planter box.
Nothing much to talk about, too small to cook.
So I poked it with toothpicks
and set it in water beneath
a lamp on the kitchen counter.
After awhile the water began to smell pretty bad.
I started to change it more frequently.
Today I started to throw it out.
Suddenly it had sprouts.
It had leaves!
I guess sometimes you just have
to push those little sweeties
to get them to do anything!
I think I'll set it over with the other plants
by the sunny window.
I guess I'll have vines all over the place pretty soon!