Linear Inclination

Pic of the week green line painters

Our propensity for straight lines

permeates many facets of our lives

 

Linear definition of homes,

boundaries marked with straight fences,

towns and cities dissected into a grid

 

The formal garden attempts

to control nature’s urges

through corseting shapes

 

the gardener turns away

and growth follows its own whim

secateurs must re-sharpen the edges

 

Farms take on the big picture,

delineating the land into bold

geometric straights

 

Machinery directed,

gps-ed within an inch

to maximize nature’s fecundity

 

Thus we believe we determine,

hold the power,

fend off nature’s whims

 

Nature has time on its side

It can wait,

out wait all of us

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