I am god….(a poem)

I am god.

I know this because I make it rain.

I decide when it does, how much it should.

I plant that which I water,

I bounce along proclaiming in a sing song voice:

“Here an oak tree, There a pine.

Here an artichoke, There a vine.”

I am god.

 

I am god.

I know this because I protect the fruits of my labor from mine enemies.

With a vengeance I curse them to a devastating eternity,

waging constant war with their daily efforts

to decimate all that I labor to sustain.

I also decide just how much sun shines.

I am god.

 

I am god.

I know because I command all that is around me,

Guiding and directing, moving and creating,

Observing, defending, and nurturing –

All the while dispensing my energy in order that my creation thrives.

I am god.

 

 

I am god.

I know because I drag my hose out every evening to water.

A long green eel that slithers along after me as I

Lovingly delve out a sparkling stream to each of my darlings

This and that plant or flower

Placed with wild abandon as I flit

Around judiciously constructing my habitat.

“tra-la-la….I am god.”

 

I am god.

I know this because snails and I are mortal enemies.

I sling them over the fence, one at a time,

To die a slow, dry, hot death.

It’s either them or my basil.

I also make sure that my tomatoes get full sun,

And the begonias get shade.

I am god.

 

I am god.

I know this because I trim and train,

Prune and mulch, caress and love,

Diffusing myself into my own little corner of creation.

I am a gardener.

I am god.

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About Frankie Wallace

Frankie earned her BA in History from CSU Chico. She lives in northern California with one husband, two dogs, and three boys. Frankie is an avid cooker, reader, hiker, and napper. View all posts by Frankie Wallace

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