Originally posted at: https://rochellewisoff.com/
Did you ever have a tree you didn’t want to grow?
So you chop off all the topping but leave the roots below.
You raise arms victoriously, you’re champion of the wild!
The roots below watch and know, and give a cynical smile.
You rejoice; you’re set free, you finally chopped that tree.
Bondage gone, chains are broken; enemy’s just giving you a token.
As you wait a day or two, you find the stump’s still there in you.
But don’t relax; grab an ax,
Chop the shoots and hack that stump out by its roots!