Note to the Construction Crew

The rose that was still blooming has been moved,
but I should warn you (and I hope you’re forgive me)
I left the lopped-off thorny stems for you.

I know it’s not your fault, construction crew.
It wasn’t your idea, this demolishing.
The rose that was still blooming has been moved

to the backyard; I may have killed it in the move.
Just watch out when you get to work on my street–
I left the lopped-off thorny stems for you.

I don’t have a truck anymore. I wasn’t enthused
about another trip to the dump with the debris
of the rose that was still blooming. It’s been moved

for regrading and storm drains. Whoo hoo!
Let’s hear it for your very big machines!
I left the lopped-off thorny stems for you.

Whatever’s stopping progress is going to lose
so I didn’t try to slow or stop anything.
The rose that was still blooming has been moved.
I left the lopped-off thorny stems for you.

_____

Roses and irises--all moved to the backyard.

Roses and irises–all moved to the backyard.

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