The Horrors of Gardening

June 18, 2012
By KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury


We attacked
injecting our shiny instruments
into the earth's fragile skin
We victimized
the earth's half-exposed shin
with needy grass its parasite
covering it like downy hair
We assaulted
beating mercilessly until
in our hands lay
the cytoplasm of the earth
for a "simple transplant"

the earth cried out no more
and as for we?
we smiled and went about
the remainder of our gardening
for
after all,
it was all in a day's work


The author's comments:
Well, I was helping my mom dig up some dirt, destroying the grass in the process, to transplant it to a big divot we had in our backyard. I felt bad about it, and a few days later I came up with this. I didn't intend for it to sound like this, but these are the words I found to match the image.

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KatsK DIAMOND said...
on Apr. 1 2013 at 6:29 pm
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

Thank you. :) I'm glad that you liked it.

on Apr. 1 2013 at 4:30 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

This was really cool:) I liked the graphic part of it, I thought it was just keeewl

KatsK DIAMOND said...
on Jun. 24 2012 at 10:07 am
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

Awww, thanks. As I read it afterwards, I was surprised at how seemingly graphic it was, as I don't usually write that kind of stuff, but it was what I thought, and so I kept it. I love late-night flashes of inspiration. 

on Jun. 24 2012 at 12:23 am
ebj.2014 PLATINUM, St. John, Washington
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I love your vocabulary in this poem! Such a cool perspective on such a simple task! :)




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