IN MY BACKYARD
“That fog doesn’t really do it for me.”
“Our tall Redwood friend across
the creek likes it.”
“Well, I don’t need no cooling off.
You know what I mean?”
“Listen to Bud over there creaking.”
“When he was just a sapling
I ‘d tell him, ‘Child, stand tall!’
Did he listen to me? No!
Now it’s back pain all the time.”
“Girl, I hear ya.”
“Did you see that?
Another dog off leash.”
“Shut up! I am so sick
of being peed on!”
“Got to admit, they’re pretty cute.”
“But do they gotta stop at every tree?”
“This morning I saw a guy
go by with a chain saw.
Gave me the shivers.
You know, I’m not ready yet
to be a fence post.”
“Oh yeah, copy that!”