Wednesday, March 18, 2009


now i'll be the first to say
there is a whole
long and extensive list
of things
i will never understand
about this country.

but one of them
that tops this list
is the way 
they carve their trees.
and when i say carve,
i mean make them such
that a tree lover like myself
would rather see them
hacked down
than left looking
as ridiculous as they do
when they get done.

see that one going
right up the middle?
it doesn't have a branch left on it.


1 comment:

OnGod'sErrand said...

You must read the parable of the current bush by Hugh B. Brown. Those trees are being "molded" and "shaped" for their own good....although I must admit that some of that molding and shaping can be pretty painful. We just have to remember that the final product will be worth it in the end.