HappenStance Sampler

Tom Vaughan... writes with formal, but bleakly modern, elegance. Witty, rueful and memorable - Helena Nelson, HappenStance. 

The Mower

I cut the grass again today.
It took three hours, but now I know 
that man was made his lawn to mow. 


It’s smooth enough to play croquet. 
The shorn blades smell of long ago. 
I cut the grass again today. 

I’m basking in the afterglow. 
I sit and sip a beer, although 
under my feet it starts to grow.