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Garden hose

Borrowed from the Cotswold Plant catalog--
        To my Garden Hose
I wished I loved you, garden hose!
You are an asset I suppose:
My garden would most surely fail
Were water carried by a pail.
But oh! how you can make me curse
Fret & fume and write this verse!
Each time you cross a garden bed
A favourite blossom you behead.
Pulling you around from place to place
There's not a thing you won't embrace:
Bump of brick and spike of log
Leg of bench and bowl of dog,
And if no obstacles exist
You knot yourself with kink & twist
I give a kick to set you free
You hook it up on nearest tree!
Across my garden path at night
You hook me up with great delight.
And every single chance you get
You do your best to make me wet.
With jet & dribble, leak and squirt,
You soak my shoes and spray my skirt.
Your sprinkler sticks, I set it free
At once you shoot all over me.
Oh garden serpent, I believe
The ancient emnity of Eve
Exists between us, as of yore,
We'll live in hate for evermore.
Oh how I bless the rainy day
When I can coil you away.

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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