There was only a tad bit of gas left in the lawnmower, and half of it was spent on cranking. I took a deep breathe and had to make a decision, the neighbors, I know, so wanting me to do this. O-kay, do I mow the property lines, the sidewalk side, around my wilting flower beds? Do I start diagonally, vertically, or horizontally? Do I start in the middle and work my way out or make a big loop around the perfect square and scooch my way in?
I drag the mower out into the street, precious fuel burning to the wind; and smile.
The white mustang slowed down.
As a giant crop duster circle is born….
And I’m smiling bigger……
Feet flying out from behind the self propelled grass grafittier…
The engine dies,
A giant peace sign perfectly scorched into the summer rye!
I flip him two fingers and he shifts into first.