I try to keep an appearance
of a well-manicured lawn

but my moles keep showing up
hungry, silently heaving sod.

And I gotta lot of them
so I never leave the yard

stomping the heaves
so they don’t kill the grass.

My wife thinks I’m crazy
and wrecking our relationship.

I go see a mole specialist,
that helps.

They teach me how to
catch and release.

That’s what I do now
releasing them in the wooded park

just a short walk down the road.
Sometimes I go to visit too.

I still get moles
but it’s manageable.

I can leave the yard
and just check for activity when back.

My wife doesn’t talk about the
relationship thing anymore either.