wild

I will dutifully stride
back and forth
gobbling up the grass
and spitting it out
in clumps

I will trim and shape
my hedges
slicing and shearing
making order
from chaos

these are my tokens
my gestures
toward
uniformity

but within my territory
between these green
barricades
this is my meadow
my bliss of nature
verdant immersion
my delight
where all wild things
are welcome