One of the leaves remains attached to the plant but is trapped under the closed sash window adjacent to the plant’s pot. To accommodate their constriction the leaf and stalk are drawn at an unnatural angle towards the base of the window frame. It has been in this state for three days and the portion of leaf caught outside is now dead. The portion on the inside of the window is presently alive because it maintains a slim connection to the roots of the plant, but is yellowing and will die shortly because of fractures to the three major arteries leading to its stalk, which has already begun to weaken. The portion of leaf entirely hidden within the wooden frame will soon disintegrate and become indistinct from the untreated wood of the window frame. The houseplant’s remaining leaves flourish in the domestic air.

(This follows my discovery of April 23, below)

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