Love the vintage artwork!
Stop treating us like a lawn
Trimming the grass,
Adjusting the lawnmower’s height
Sprinkling bags of feed and weed
Attempting to even out our growth
We cannot be manicured
Let us have a few dandelions
Who follow the sun
Bees alive circling their blooms
How about a fiddlehead fern or two?
Rhododendrons, fawn lilies, and western azalea?
Stop being such an edger
Making perfect lines in our relationship
It makes me feel like
I want to run off with a common ragwort
To live upon the Greater Plantain
Cuddling up with a couple of creeping thistles.
Don’t even think about barkdust!
Do you want slivers?
Toss away the keep off the grass sign
And let’s mess up the flowerbeds