Mother Nature’s Garden

Bending low over her garden,
Mother Nature weeds blindly.
Her tools (AIDS, Cancer, War)
Are wielded with skill.
Working to thin out her plot
So that the strong may thrive,
Even as the healthy strive to save their weaker kin,
Fighting off her weapons even as they are pulled from the earth,
Only to be thrown over her shoulder...forgotten.

Rae Douglass