Bureaucracy of Garden

To have walked over
ground continuously
Trod, they used to muse
which makes it sound heavy
akin to Trudge, cousin to
Drudge or a more active
Drudgery.
And I think for me gardening
is an aristocratic English affair
all sight, no sound
peaked interest, nothing profound
Just flowers there
by someone else’s keeping.

I am an angel of history
who takes
a step sideways
to avert my doom

sees calamities in peripheral vision

wonders about luck and chance.