An Eruption of Imbeciles

An Eruption of Imbeciles

That garden
an eruption of imbeciles
she wished the exterminator
had included
in his estimate
but no
only cockroaches and termites
no infiltration of cunning
organic molecules in disguise
little growths that feed the brain
enlarge its ugly parts
then pass and hide in sludge
while the neighbor
helpful, meaning well,
offers cheery new ideas.