ducks in the backyard pond
looking for places to lay
a robin perched in the newly planted crabapple tree
honors its namesake
as bunnies munch on dandelion flowers
all day

it’s a lovely spring morning
in no mow may

most of these neighbors get it
the grass is allowed to grow as it will
among the clover and wildflowers
happy bees and wasps buzz by

but there are a few who insist
on uniform carpets
of unnatural
chemical green

the random roar
of mower and leaf blower
wielded by hired hands
who descend and disrupt
this lovey day

don’t they know
why can’t they see
it shouldn’t be hard
to say
it’s no mow may

have a nice day