latticeˈlatɪs/nounnoun: lattice; plural noun: lattices
a structure consisting of strips of wood or metal crossed and fastened together with square or diamond-shaped spaces left between, used as a screen or fence or as a support for climbing plants.
You are my garden lattice.
I am your vine that uses your support to grow, climb and cling to.
You are constant in your rigidity for me.
I twist, weave and bend around you with improvised uncertainty as you hold strong.
You are more than my rock, more than a rudimentary garden stake that stands with one-directional arrogance.
You offer an interweaving world of flexibility and strength, supporting the multiple paths we weave together.
Sometimes I wither, sometimes I flower ever affected by climate and environment.
But you are there, whatever rung I cling to.
Whatever season it is.
Without you I would flop in a sad, melting dali-esque nature.
Cascading limp to ground from an old garden pot without purpose.
Left to rot and compost in the shade without the strength to climb toward the warmth of a spring sun.
You are my strength, my framework, my constant in my world of twisting and turning, withering and blossoming.
Dedicated to my wife, Jenny.