Labor Day weeding

we found Templeton 

hiding in the 



herb garden 

between the onion chives 

and the rosemary 

black and gray 

going his way 

until Mr. Johnson spied him and became 

a maniacal Mr. McGregor smacking wildly at the ground

with a large red shovel

we demolished 

the herb garden 

such a cute Pinterest idea 

never envisioned it 

the multi-story 

rodent mansion maze 

it became 


a menace to 

Mr. Johnson McGregor 

but to 

Mrs. Beatrix Potter/

EB White/


now a homeless survivor 

of the farmer’s 

cruel garden tools 

and a champion 

among rats

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