I spent days in the field, hoping to see something bloom. The desert surrounded me like the ocean that surrounds an island. The farm was my island, but the desert seemed to stretch on forever. I could feel my spirits drop, the hope I previously had, burnt into wispy embers. Dark, black roots were sprawled all across the field and it only made my stomach droop as much as my hope. I heard my stomach grumble, and the craving biting into the edges of my abdomen. Desperation was my last resort. I searched one more time, holding onto the remnants of my hope. Suddenly, I found something. Its green sprouts invited me, and my eyes widened. If it was in surprise or happiness, I wasn't sure. A singular potato plant could be the one thing that could stave off my hunger. A few potatoes hung from its stem.