Dogs 2015

CALL OF THE MOWER
(9/8/15)


I survey
the grounds
from every
angle

the yard
isn't really
that shabby

a few
grass tassels
bouncing
in the breeze

some
wild hairs
of weeds
breaching
an otherwise
fairly level
presentation

when seen
in isolation
my property
might avoid
lawn care
for one weekend

but
when I glance
to my anal
retentive
neighbors
on either side

across
the street

their yards
appear to be
portions
of golf course
fairways
manicured
to perfection

I am
the slob

the outcast

I see
curtains
ripple
from surreptitious
monitoring

"when
will he
mow and trim
that atrocity?"

they probably
wonder

I actually
have many
other things
to do

many
other things
not
to do

I really
don't care
but slowly walk
to the garage
anyway

I don't
want to be
the bad neighbor

yet even
with a showcase
yard

I know
that I still
would be