Photograph of a Red Wood Stump -- in Sepia
“The Stump Hotel,” has made a natural beauty look inglorious.
Like an amputee whose prosthesis could never recapture the
living limb or a whisper of its vitality.
A metal balustrade now mocks the space
where its trunk once soared toward the moon,
and the long stairway, and a sign and a doorway,
are fashioned from – the remains of a brother tree.
There is no answer for this desecration, but to make lightly of it.
Someone will lampoon and build a monument, to what?
Man’s stupidity, or perhaps this final mockery.
Making use of it all
Suzanne Delaney is a retired Registered Nurse. A resident of Hawaii, USA she was born in Tasmania. She now has time to pursue her passion for writing poetry, creating collages and for traveling.