the avocado seeds planted
in the yard die
else don’t have patience

to grow
trees. I think

a person cuts
my yard.

the sound
believed to be a weedwhacker

is not a song
or bird or hand on my neck

Aaron Plasek lives in Denver, Colorado, and is patiently waiting for the courage to write the book he does not know how to write. He has published work in Diagram, Alice Blue, Juked, and elsewhere. He has an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.