A Successful Businessman Takes Up Needlepoint

07/13/14

I don’t know who I’m telling this to but I’m screaming the words are babies I want to
step on them I want to hate my mother adequately because one of my neighbors is
trimming his lawn and his smile is killing me I have to eat it I have to digest clippings at
night because his wife saves daily obituaries of Kentucky blue grass tennis muscles
gleaming brown I’d have to try to love her because I think I should want to and she wants
to be able to say yesno just in time for the weather to drive me crazy with excuses this is
America I don’t have to go hungry it has to be this easy we have to be able to do
something with our hands.



Rich Ives is the author of Tunneling to the Moon: A Psychological Gardener’s Book of Days currently being published in serial @ Silenced Press everyday in 2014 and forthcoming in paperback. Begin from the beginning, catch up, read daily. Just refer to the Burrow Guide.