I’ve lost the heart for digging out
the gaudy ne’er-do-wells,
in my neat assemblage
of prissy perennials.
I’ve jettisoned the ranking list,
the top to bottom categories
by which I decided life or death,
which could stay, be cosseted
and which, unloved, should be
removed, binned at once.
This spring is not the time.
Michael Farry’s first poetry collection, Asking for Directions, was published by Doghouse Books in 2012, his second, The Age of Glass, (2017) and his latest, Troubles (2020) were published by Revival Press, Limerick. Visit his website.