Early Evening Chores by Balisha
I have a little to do list...it hangs upon the wall..
In early Spring, my chore list was very, very small.
I did some planting in my yard ..but now there's something wrong..
I didn't quite expect the list to get so very long.
The digging for tomatoes, the planting of some flowers..
I had to schedule all my work between our many showers.
The weeds are taking over... a favorite spot of mine..
My woods are in a tangle... I had them looking fine.
What can I do...I wondered just the other day?..
I really don't want work so much...no extra time to play.
I took my trusty weed whacker and headed to the spot...
The sun was out...no time to waste...even if it's hot.
I whacked the weeds but couldn't miss some flowers in the way..
I went at my job with vengeance...a meanness some would say.
When the task was over...on my bench I sat to rest..
I looked around the woods.. birds were shuddering in their nests.
I think I saw them shaking and holding on so tight..
They must have thought this woman was dangerous tonight.
I sat there for a while...and felt so very bad..
I told the birds, "I'm sorry to have made you all so sad.
I'll leave here in a minute... I know that you know best..
A peaceful place for babies in your happy little nest."
So, now my list is shorter because one job is complete...
I'll try to just ignore the weeds and not be so very neat.
My gardens round the house can be tidy just for me..
The woods is home to critters I'll have to let them be.