in the deep recess
far away from the light
lives a neanderthral.
a giant in size,
mind firmly lent
to the nether of ideas
but human in shape.
got envious of a tiny
'lop it i must',
he said to himself.
tree and i cannot
he took an oversized
aimed at the tree
and cut it into two.
the smart tree,
the felled part raised itself
the same tree stood again.
dealt a mightier swipe.
cut but again
the giant was confused,
repeated the murder,
again rose the tree,
livelier, more vibrant
challenging the ogre
for another swoop.
upto the situation
named the tree
the city that refuses
to call it quits.
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