Ode to the Garden Assassin

Cupola House, Edenton, NC – Photo by Kirsten

Please don’t fear, I’m a friend. 

I know you,

I watch you watch things,

like me. 

Do you like what you see? 

Please, grace my lands, 

Gaze upon a majestic sky 

ruminate over life,

like mine. 

Will you slay me in time? 


I’ve beaten you to it.  

You know me

Sipping beneath your flesh 

…is what I like best.