April 27, 2012

An Ode to Trees which become Kleenex

Why should you die
That I may comfortably,
and noisily or daintily
as the case may be
blow my nose
and throw away the evidence?

The price you pay is far too high.
The price I pay at the supermarket
Is more than I would pay
If I used a handkerchief.
Why don't I just put one in my back pocket,
And always keep a hankie handy hence!

And then 
O Tree 
You will be free
From that unfortunate issue 
of possibly becoming a tissue.


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