Going to Seed
I’ve let the dandelions grow, and there are plenty.
No more than buttercups, nor more than peonies.
The lavender has jumped untended borders.
I do not care. I’ve given up on order.
Still, bees and butterflies don’t seem to mind.
And deer drop by to see what they can find.
The bourgeois seem to like to trim their edges
And use a level when they prune their hedges.
Not I, I cannot stand the drudgery.
I’d rather read a book than snip the shrubbery.
LLyn De Danaan