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Know Your Lawn Ornaments, Parts 1 & 2


The garden gnome
is a humble little being
Originally made of terra cotta
in the 19th century.

He spread across all of Europe
for lucky ornamentation
then conquered the United States
via clever public relations.

He deliberately ignores
any plastic flamingo associations
despite their both surviving
a pop culture initiation.

But out on the sunny lawn
When we’re all indoors
The two icons commiserate
About who has faded more.

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