The jacaranda is shedding purple wool
The herb jungle is dense and mysterious
The flower boxes groan, stuffed with blossoms
The gardenias wax proudly
about their superior odiferousness
Even the habitually humble geraniums are way over dressed
And yet, amid the bees, the blossoms and the gentle breezes there is carnage .
Noisy grackles dive bomb Nixon,
taunting him with disdainful Grackle cackle.
He lies in wait, feigning indifference
and then leaps from the grass,
snapping them out of the air with gator jaws
Score: Nixon 4, Grackles 0