You mock the flowers I can raise:
A grown man should find better ways
To sow his seed and harvest praise.
Mutual funds look good, and hiking,
Plumbing repairs, and mountain biking--
Hobbies manly and much more striking.
Adam gardened. Cain, who killed.
Onan bore seed, although it spilled.
John Ball revolted. First he tilled.
Let me manure. I fork. I spread.
Like harlotry, in white and red,
I raise commotion from a bed
For private pleasure, amply paid.
In shadow, color: sun and shade
Where Cain worked hard and Abel played.