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My grass touches the sidewalk

I mow my lawn. I mow the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street. I do not  trim the edge of my lawn. My lawn does not have a neat edge. My lawn has a fuzzy edge. Grass grows onto the sidewalk. Some of my grass leans over and actually touches the sidewalk.

My neighbors grass is trimmed at the edge of the lawn. His lawn has a crisp straight line at the edge. The grass is contained. Do not color outside of the lines. Keep your world neat and contained.

It is dark outside now. The sun set several hours ago. All of my neighbors lights are turned out. They may be sleeping.

I am going to go outside and sit on my sidewalk and talk to my lawn.

“Good evening Grass. It froze last night. Were you cold?  My husband mowed you today. It might be your last time to get cut before next spring.  Grasses on the edge of the lawn. Yes, I am talking to you.  It is okay to touch the sidewalk. I know you see the lawn across the street, and you want to look like them.  Please remember you do not have to be like everyone else. It is okay to be different. You are on the edge and do not have the rest of the grass blades to keep you upright. Please feel free to grow sideways and touch the sidewalk. I don’t mind if you are different.

Remember Little Blades of Grass, I love you just as you are. You don’t have to be like everyone else to be loved.”







About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

You are an artist. Yes, you are. Really.

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  • I LOVE YOUR BLOG!! We are both in Jeff’s writing class and I look forward to reading everything you write. I wish you lived in San Diego….. our lawns could be friends!

    • pamelahodges

      Thank you Sue, a fellow Tribe Writer, for your encouragment. I would love to be friends with you and your lawn!