They call her the catturia woman who
moves in the garden and the orchard
with the pair of scissors and electric

So you witness her to frequently
shape the may bush and the golden
shrubs, mango tree and the mulberry,
guava and the dwarf apple, geranium
and the lychee, iceberg rose and pomegranate,
agapanthus and hydrangeas, passion
fruit vine and the nashi pear.

But nothing bothered him as much
as it did when she chopped the head
of one the new plants on the window
seal in his absence.