The Garden

My neighbor’s friend loved our garden and to see Gretchen in it gardening, but then starting a couple years ago the weeds were not pulled, the bushes were not trimmed. Our remodelling began, so that was why, she thought; she didn’t know about the leukemia, and she didn’t know that Gretchen died. Cheerfully, she said, “I bet you can’t wait to get the garden back in shape!”