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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