The Resolute Gardener
She shows no mercy on her enemies. Pity the foolish Dandelion or Creeping Charlie. She is out in full force today, with strange implements of weed destruction. Each year a new flowerbed to create, maintain and defend. Her tenacity is legend. The neighborhood watch always slows when their patrol goes by her corner. "Nice Sedum." She barely acknowledges the comment. She is on a mission.
Some say she's compensating for a broken marriage. Some say she's in competition with the neighbor who lives kitty-corner from her. The one with fish ponds (front and back) antique props, and proper stone pathways. That garden was created by a divorcee as well. Who needs a man when you have Nasturtiums?
Pulling weeds can be a catharsis when the heart is troubled. Order is restored, one stem at a time, evil punished, good rewarded. If only sexual relations were so simple.