Hey, Grass…

grassHey, grass…

Every week,

I cut you

Down to size,

Forcing you

To conform

To my norm.

You reach

For the sky,

And I

Knock

You

Down.

Every week,

Regardless

Of what

I’ve done

To you,

You return.

Defying me.

Standing up

To me.

Showing off

Your tenacity

And resilience.

Then I

Cut

You

Down

Again.

Should I

Admire you?

Should I

Try to be

More

Like

You?

How do you

Find the

Strength

To face

The blade

Week after

Decapitating

Week?

Tell me

Your secrets,

And maybe,

If my

Neighbors

Don’t complain

Too much,

I’ll go

A little longer

Between mows.

I apologize

For my

Mixed message.

I nurture you,

Then limit

Your growth.

Believe me,

I know

How you feel.

Metaphotically

Speaking,

Of course.

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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25 Responses to Hey, Grass…

  1. Propel Steps says:

    πŸ™‚ Lovely.. In fact, grasses are the reason for human evolution. They are humble and beautiful.

  2. rowanaliya says:

    Might I suggest you entice the Billy Goats Gruff to move into the hood? Then work out a deal for lawn chewing.

  3. Lovely….. From now on…. The poem stays at a big tree in the middle of my garden. Grasses in Rio de Janeiro grow too fast….

  4. treyzguy says:

    I’d like to see more blood and guts in the next grass cutting sequel. Lot’s of screaming too….from the grass I mean

  5. hollie says:

    I saw screw the grass, pour some concrete. I have no patience for lawn care of any kind! My crazy neighbor though spends like 80% of his day working on his yard. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

  6. My rhetorical grass question. If you were a variety of turf grass–what type would you be?

  7. thehumangirl says:

    I’ve also written something about cutting grass. Haha. I like yours though!

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