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
LOVE the pun you use! And I’ll add an “Amen” for foodscaping.
Jennifer, thank you–you are always so kind and generous in your comments.
It’s great to see that “foodscaping” is growing in popularity.
All the best, Andy