Bottled Gardens

24 Aug

imagine the elegant suffocation

the poignancy in crouched limbs,

 

stemmed necks intertwining

in curious proximity,

 

where personal space is

a feature of political correctness

 

deemed unnecessary and exhaustive

in such a progressive flower pot.

 

greens curls around greens,

and flowers lie lazily across each other’s petals

 

because in such an overpopulated bottle

they are one in the same

 

breathing each other’s air

sharing their share of communal sunlight

growing off of each other

growing bigger but they learn to live

 

life, it seems, learns to thrive

better in a glass bottle

 

than in open air outside