From Catch Up With Summer, 2015.
The Anti-Perfect Remedy
The neighbor’s garden has one of those fake owls stuck on a stick
supposed to keep away other birds or
maybe it’s a subtle comment about
how smart you have to be
before you venture into that tangle of weeds?
I wouldn’t put it past the old gentleman
to make a joke like that.
I like the old guy
though the other neighbors fuss
over the disarray in the garden
the unkempt lawn
the peeling paint on the garage
I like things just as they are.
I think I’ll go over and
say hello to the owl.