Some Advice for Clearing Brush | The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Some Advice for Clearing Brush by Jeff Coomer

Walk noisily to declare your presence.

The rabbits and deer will leave

as soon as they hear you coming,

but the snakes need time

to process your intentions.

Take a moment to be certain

of what you’re cutting.

Many stems look alike

down close to the ground,

especially when they’re young.

Look up occasionally.

Source: The Writer’s Almanac for October 5, 2017 | Some Advice for Clearing Brush | The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor

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