My Neighbour’s Lawn

My Neighbour’s Lawn
has a black scar:
eight feet by six;
four inches deep.
Burgeoning black bags
sit stacked by
the remnants of a spoil heap.
Glinting against
this dark excavation
is a silver tablespoon.
but then,
my brother once cut
our lawn
with a pair of scissors.

© Copyright 2011 Robert M Jaggs-Fowler