Trusting rhizomes too much…

I have learned an important lesson

from failing to maintain my lawn

as others do, as others expect me to,

a tutorial of grass or the lack thereof,

those spots weeded but left lawnless

will fill in quickly in June’s temperament

with unsightly and stubborn weeds

of all variety, all hated vehemently

by all who police others yards

for the source of their own troubles;

I will forever be known as the one

who trusts rhizomes too much for evil

is quick to fill the void unless crowded

out itself by a cultivated fullness I lack.