Next time you decide it’s okay to clean out my side yard of all the pineapple, papaya and pomegranate, try ask before you take. My family grows the food to feed our family and foster family and pets. Better yet, come offer to weed once a month in exchange for some food. It’s a lot easier to pick things during the daylight hours than it is at night, even with the newly installed mercury vapor security light that the county recently installed to make the neighborhood safer. As far as reaching over the fence and helping yourself to the medicine I grow for people with medical cards, shame on you. You probably don’t have a blue card so I would be very careful because karma can sneak up on you in very mysterious ways when you least expect it.
Illustration by Ron Pitts