A Freshly Mowed Back Lawn

A Freshly Mowed Back Lawn
The fragrance of a freshly mowed back lawn…

A Freshly Mowed Back Lawn

I.

This Labor Day I wake to lawn mowers.

My early morning neighbors mow their lawns

while wife drives off to two beauty salons

with proper care his tulips keep flowers.

I also need to mow my lawn today

the dandelions finally returned

here after they were violently spurned

now bravely stand about to fall away.

I put on shoes and make my way outside

to check to see if lawn mower has gas

to trim each blade and make my yard look neat.

This mowing an expression of my pride

a chance to push and pray outside of Mass

where grasshopper and ladybug compete.

A time to mow.
Where grasshopper and ladybug compete…

II.

This mow examination of my week

the children on vacation with their Mom

a week off work to enjoy peace and calm

a need to look behind to what I seek.

The hum of mower provides me with “Ohm”

to find a moment free of every thought

this simple moment is the one I sought

a place inside this act where mind will roam.

The backyard tells a different story

of swarming flies around my animals

and wasps who hide themselves under the mulch.

An historic battle full of glory

to pull wheelbarrow close to shuck the stalls

take time to mow the mulch to hydromulch.

The back lawn.
Unruly Kentucky Bluegrass…

III.

Lesson learned or did I just stay busy

I like to think I’m doing what needs done

as we grow older redefine what’s fun

this effort mixed with heat makes me dizzy.

I take a break in shade to drink water

and miss the children screaming as they play

I feel I’ve lost a portion of the day,

to watch as Sons decide to chase Daughter.

To make sure bag on mower is secure

pick up unruly Kentucky Bluegrass

remember this old man’s dream is not gone.

When done one feels mysterious allure,

sights and smells upon you will trespass,

the fragrance of a freshly mowed back lawn.

 

Jamie Lee Hamann

Things have changed over the years.My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry.I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished two collections of poetry "Six Years of Service" and "The Rhyme of the Ancient Middle Class" both available on Amazon and plans for more.I share a weekly poem for TCEevery Saturday.I started work on my first novel and I am using TCE to share my progress as I go.I share new excerpts of this work every weekend.A Science Fiction novel that I hope is enjoyable to read. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family.I am excited to share my poetry and my writing.If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com.The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

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Jamie Lee Hamann

Things have changed over the years. My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished two collections of poetry "Six Years of Service" and "The Rhyme of the Ancient Middle Class" both available on Amazon and plans for more. I share a weekly poem for TCE every Saturday. I started work on my first novel and I am using TCE to share my progress as I go. I share new excerpts of this work every weekend. A Science Fiction novel that I hope is enjoyable to read. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. I am excited to share my poetry and my writing. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

2 thoughts on “A Freshly Mowed Back Lawn

  • September 7, 2019 at 10:56 AM
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    I loved this Jaime, I have always loved mowing the lawn – it is one of the most peaceful things that I have ever done. My first wife and I actually would argue over which one of us got to mow the lawn…lol…

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