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Plastic Garden
By Shannon Giel (November 28, 2002)

at last I have my garden
though I know its only plastic
The colors shine so prettily
behind their barbed facade

I dreamed them all within my head
my visions so pure and good
you almost couldn't smell it all
that acrid plastic taste

have you seen my plastic garden?
it blooms in violet, pink, and grey
pay no heed to its soil though
it was never given ground

I see it fading from my sight
the flowers, birds, and dreams
here in the plastic garden, bare
we're reminded of all our hopes.

Have you found your garden yet,
is it bright and real and true?
Can you smell the silicone,
or is it honey blossom dew?

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