The Horrors of Gardening

June 18, 2012
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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





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RarelyJaded This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm
This was really cool:) I liked the graphic part of it, I thought it was just keeewl
 
KatsK This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:29 pm
Thank you. :) I'm glad that you liked it.
 
ebj.2014 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 12:23 am
I love your vocabulary in this poem! Such a cool perspective on such a simple task! :)
 
KatsK This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 10:07 am
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. 
 
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