The Finance Distract sputters on, relieved.

The Finance District sputters on, relieved.
It can pretend again
That a few groomed plants are Nature,
That a Deutsche Bank spraypaint mural
Is anything but mockery.
But life cannot be distilled.
Corporate art cannot
Be graffiti--
Cannot be protest.
A hand-selected plant can't stand as a metonym for nature.
Your trite, bite-sized garden
Can't feed a living mouth.
It poses for snapshots--
At the life that once occupied.