Poetry

The Woman Who Mistook Her Husband for a Garden

She had known there was work to be done when she first met him. The azaleas would have to go and his snoring would need severe pruning. She wanted a cottage effect in her garden and the wild untamed vegetation would look much better once fenced with clear borders and paths marked out. There were certain attitudes which would need to be divided and separated and some of his behaviour would be good for compost but certainly good for nothing else. A pond and a birdbath here and there would help create a more civilized look, whereas that wild patch…

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