Pretty Bottles All Lined Up
How we love to line up bottles on tabletops or shelves.
What we collect in bottles tells us something of ourselves.
Be it pills or perfume or lotions for our skin,
be it liquor bottles or old bottles of our kin.
Be they for forgetting or remembering or curing,
the fact that we see into them is somehow reassuring.
Each one once held something that someone deemed worth keeping.
Inside these bottles empty or full, something goes on steeping.
Hopes or dreams are bottled there–courage, allure or balm.
Their stoppers keep in secrets, unstopped they exude calm.
Pretty bottles on a shelf for use or decoration
meet with our eyes to please us, with our lips for satiation.
The prompt today was bottle.