The lawnmower, I by Mathis Wilde Radke

spring and summer’s most familiar and arresting aroma
of course that of cut grass
announcements of arrival
with countless shared and particular reveries
but not until now had it occurred
with nearly a blind walk, if not
for the lights provided by the nearby drag
through these too finely manicured cemetery grounds
that the scent now was the end of beginnings
and bladed short potential
perhaps light might only reveal
all the half-moons, from this bermuda scalp
suddenly the lawnmower am i
having left all this fragrant, clipped carnage behind

Mathis Wilde Radke is a poet, photographer, and screenplay writer from the Northeast. His work has appeared in the Muddy River Review, Tangent Literary, and an anthology entitled, Men in the Company of Women. He currently works with DreamMiners Publishing and Creative Arts Services, and does freelance writing for various companies.

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