If I had a garden…

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If I had a garden,

I would plant flowers and things for the deer

Because who’s to say that they are in my space or I’m in theirs.

 

 

I would plant flowers and things for the deer

Because I want to live in such a way that says “come, there’s room for you here.”

 

 

I would plant flowers and things for the deer

Because I would want my garden not be pretty and perfect but a source of life.

 

 

I would plant flowers and things for the deer

Because then perhaps their friends would come, too.  And I could spend time assured by rabbits.

 

 

I would plant flowers and things for the deer

Because then I could name them and know them by heart.

 

 

If I had a garden,

I would plant flowers and things just for the deer.