29. prompt: "next steps"
Her next step will be to bind and burn.
It's a jungle out there.
You can't see the wood for the trees.
And that's just in her own back yard!
The step after that will be to buy and bring home
tame plants, ones that know their place.
She hopes to con the couch grass
into submission, or at least denial.
And while she's thankful it didn't rain
cats and dogs, she would have liked
the deluge to bring frogs and lizards
two by two to eat the excited snails.
The next step is to create a clearing
right there where the leucodendrons refuse
to grow up, or even out! Let them be taunted
by her brightly-coloured whirling skirts.
And let the boy over the fence wish
he'd never driven her stir crazy with his Friday nights
of rap and Rolling Stones
as she pushes back against that throbbing wall.