Lawn Service

When will we begin to see lawns
as being as exotic as hot house
flowers, as monoculture
& deep aridity in the face
of available biodiversity? Let’s remove
the lawn, roll its sod up for wherever
it is truly needed. We’ll have
a service & recognize its passing.
A choir will sing & we’ll chant praise
for rebirth. After the lawn service
there’ll still be lots of work to do:
we’ll put in vegetable gardens, plant
shrubs & trees & begin recreating
an edible landscape.

Andrew Shattuck McBride


“Lawn Service” is my August 22, 2012 poem for the postcard poem project. I used an antique card view of a huge segment of cut “Giant Fir Log from the forests of Western Washington” with its logging crew. I mailed the card to Sue of Chico, California.

Blessings to Sue and all, Andy

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to Lawn Service

  1. LOVE the pun you use! And I’ll add an “Amen” for foodscaping.

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