all of the work
had been done
the farm house
and outdoor furniture
a pristine white 
that he wondered 
out loud 
if my wife would 
think him crazy 
for the love 
of such a color

all that was left
was to mow
create straight lines 
become an empty 
it was all done

although I don’t 
own the land
or the machines
it still feels good 
to see what I’ve done 
cut it all up 
thrown it away
made something new