Green-toed and weezy,
these hills ware more on the knees
than they used to. 
Dipping under the trees
and cooling off in the breeze
aren’t the same too.
It takes a lot longer
and gravity feels stronger
than it did 2 years ago
or 4,
or 6.
For 18 years this yard I’ve mowed;
For 26,these seeds I’ve sown
With luscious care and tender tones.
And one day, 
I hope the Lord lets me grow
in the land up-above.