(The following verse was occasioned by reading "The City of Chicago is broke but not when it comes to wasting trees" from Bonnie McGrath's blog "Mom, I Think I'm Poignant".)
I think that I shall never see
Why a mayor cuts down a healthy tree.
But if you ask Bonnie McGrath,
She'll say Chicago's mayor hath.
Two trees he bid his henchmen decimate
Were stately specimens on State.
How Bonnie deplores this senseless deed
And wonders who and why decreed.
Though conceding a tree's life's precarious,
She thinks these killings a bit more nefarious.
Ah, poems are made by fools like me,
But goddamn, Mayor, why Bonnie's tree?