Would or Wood?

A whittler’s knife across an ancient pine.
CHIP-CHOP, SSSCRAPE andsnap.
His thumbs,coarse from his so-called work.
CHIP-CHOP, SSSCRAPE andsnap.
His crinkled,knolled eyes, distant, as he makes his masterpiece.
CHIP-CHOP, SSSCRAPE andsnap.
Hands gnarled from years bent, curledcarrying precious cargo.
CHIP-CHOP, SSSCRAPE andsnap.
Years of yearling sap flows through his veins.
CHIP-CHOP, SSSCRAPE andsnap.
Dirt and earth covered the old man like a second skin.
CHIP-CHOP, SSSCRAPE andsnap.
Toes dig deep into the soil as he ssstretchezzz his limbs.
CHIP-CHOP, SSSCRAPE andsnap.
Leathered,weathered and tanned skin is his husk.
CHIP-CHOP, SSSCRAPE andsnap.
Old muddled with new, hair turned color with each season lived.
CHIP-CHOP, SSSCRAPE andsnap.
Forest furred friends gathering thier winter’s feast near his feet.
CHIP-CHOP, SSSCRAPE andsnap.
Almost done, he shakes and scatters dust upon the shaded grass and moss.
CHIP-CHOP, SSSCRAPE andsnap.
Blade drops from tall heights and he smiles,
DONE!
Nov. 2010

Would or Wood?

sassy1974

Wells, United States

Artist's Description

what was his masterpiece? It is up to the reader to decide what the story is about. Yet there are clues to my interpretation.

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