The sudden heat this week reminds me of a time two years ago when I was mowing a huge lawn. I sometimes miss the lawn, but not the mowing.
Husqvarna’s Hymn to Hubris:
An Aging Real Man’s Ode
to His Own Indiscriminately Destructive
Saturday Chore-Accomplishing Self
With spinning scythe I sheared the blades today
And stung the eyes with clouds of greenery.
With Honda’s humming grace I plowed my way
And jimmied faltering machinery.
No technicalities could block my will;
I scattered threats across the natural world.
The earwigs who ignored me I did kill,
and clumps of dirt and rocks and sticks I hurled
With mighty force in all directions wide!
The neighbors almost dialed 9-1-1.
Triumphantly I scarred the earth with pride
And scorned the blazing full oppressive sun.
But wo is me! I’m thirty-eight, you know.
And cruel heat stroke now has laid me low.
July 11, 2015 © Aaron Jordan