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I've been thinking
about stealing
the flowers and bushes
that line the entrance
to the new Exxon station.
What do they need them for,
anyway?  It is more a parody
of a garden than a garden.  It is more 
a mockery of nature than natural.  The yews
are bound to be run over, or oiled up.
I have driven by the station again,
and now, they have planted 
begonias in a blocked script 
that reads EXXON.

-- Daniela Buccilli


Daniela Buccilli lives in Richland Township with Alfredo, two dogs, and five chickens.  Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on WYEP 91.3 FM.

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