“Wine Garden” by Jamie Mckinlay

there’s a wine bottle
that sits on my desk, empty
except for the rose that
sprouted one day spontaneously
(and then wilted) out of its neck.
2010: a very good year
(for me.)

there’s a whole garden in there now
and sometimes I feed it spritzer
(or whatever’s around) through a funnel
while starving rain
(disinterestedly) taps at my window
(like a jealous child)

and though I like to imagine
that it means something
(perhaps a metaphor)
really I just can’t help but be glad
(how low maintenance it is)
to have it around
(until recycling day.)

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