A Tale from a Year in the Life of a Vine
Copyright 2021, Zachary Zundel

Fuzzy [Artwork by Author]

It is hard to look back,
And recall,
The times I was fabulous fit, strong, and tall.

Once perfectly ripe,
My fruits drew exclaims of delight,
Then …. I stumbled.

And nothing has been right…

A Tale from a Year in the Life of a Vine

Copyright 2021, Zachary Zundel

Frost [Artwork by Author]

Every spring
There is a chance,
That winter goes and then comes back.

It never lasts.

A flurry of passion building to a frantic frigid farewell.
A mistake.
A mistake we cannot help,
But make.

A Tale from a Year in the Life of a Vine

Copyright 2021, Zachary Zundel

The Creeps. [Artwork by Author]

Grandmother vine, twisted but refined, reminds.

Beware.
For the creeper comes for cuttings and consumes them in the night.
There is nothing you can do to outrun the browning blight.

Not long ago.
No.
Within…

A Tale from a Year in the Life of a Vine

Copyright 2021, Zachary Zundel

Mangled [Artwork by Author]

From my plot I have a view, of all the vines that make the Cru.

Majestic and athletic the packed parcel precariously postured. Divine. Removed from time.

We common vines can only dream of the…

A Tale from a Year in the Life of a Vine

Copyright 2021, Zachary Zundel

Underneath. [Artwork by Author]

There is so much more of me than the pretty bits that you can see.

You walk with me, caress me. The perfect and pristine. Unnaturally clean and carefully preened.

A manicured mask that hides…

A Tale from a Year in the Life of a Vine

Copyright 2021, Zachary Zundel

The Cut. [Artwork by Author]

Have I been here before?

It is cold. Cold enough to numb the knowing and re-knowings. Yet somehow, something, somewhere stirs a memory.

I have been here… before. Wherever the here is. But why now…

Zachary Zundel

Wine, Wilderness, and Wisdom.

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