Monday, April 25, 2016

In every garden

I love spending time in the garden  ...

the scents,
the sounds,
the sights.
So I let myself forget
that other creatures call it home as well;

until they startle me into remembering -
With their little SSSSSSSSy sounds and darting tongue.

Everyone reassured me that its a common garter snake
and I should be grateful to it 
because its helping with small rodent control.

Understood, but, if you don't mind,
 I'll be grateful from a distance.

I'd be even MORE grateful if my neighbors yard looked like a better option
for a permanent residence.

It will be days before I can go out into the garden to weed again!
 I think I'll just sit on the deck 
and smell the lilacs,
thank you very much.

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