Francie Lynch

A Most Pleasant Irony - Poem by Francie Lynch

The maple was neither proud nor noble.
No more than a buck in the cross-hairs.
Chance is out with certainty.
The tree is pieced out,
Like fingers in a cigar clip gangster clip;
Or a gangerous WWI leg.
The sound the tree once made
By catching the passing wind,
Falls to the ground,
Never reaching the roots.
The cutters are as sure as orthopedic scalpels.
They notch limbs that give the final thump.
A sound I dread.
And yet the most pleasant irony
Is the chipper.

Topic(s) of this poem: irony, surgery, tree, trees, cutting

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 22, 2017

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