the office

my hands hurt 
and shape 
and free
and nothing.
several  professionals have quoted the job.
never solicited but always recommended, by those who really know- farm it out.

now vested in the land,
i relish their price. 
two are mine for that.
do it alone
with neighbors, learning and slow.

each blade of grass unique.
time eternal and given.
efficiency always wasted.
on occasion, duty and chore delight.

the tortoise always wins.
read the story of old.
i am neither sloth, nor hare.
in a city of mice and men,
we are the cheese. 


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