poetry by j matthew waters

the neighbors part two

what she needs is a spade
to rid herself of thistles
growing deep along the foundation

chopping them down with a sickle
certainly won’t do the trick
but I’m not gonna say a word
lest I be ridiculed

perhaps there’s nothing tragic
going on about the weeds
could it be that their flowers
are simply misunderstood

july two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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6 thoughts on “the neighbors part two

  1. having wielded a corn knife, aka a machete, some 50 years ago when weeds were kids and dirt was dirt, i really like this!

  2. I do use a scythe sometimes… does that count?

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