green

my neighbor has an asphalt lawn
it takes no time at all
no watering from night to dawn
no prepping in the fall

and all it needs is just a coat
of green enamel paint
with painted flowers that no goat
would ever try to eat

Yet I, I try to tend my grass
without the use of chemicals
just sheep manure which woe alas
smells like a plague Old Biblical

I never spray but pull my weeds
without the use of staff
all backs that such a job can need
hurt only when I laugh

And when I cut I must take care
no cuttings on his paint
I messed up once and it’s no fair
with green on green he’ll faint

I love the green on golf courses
they have a special shine
just let me use napalm or worse
on this green grass of mine

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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