My shed is equipped with tools and power,
My secret, personal hickory tower.
I’m there more than unconscious in bed,
Creating with my hands is my mental bread.
Converting branches into spatulas and spoons,
Stumps into chairs with inlays of moons.
I listen to the wood, it tells me what to do,
Or at least gives me an opaque, grainy clue.
Sometimes simple, like a spatula from birch,
Or a bit harder, an oaken observatory perch.
This last project, though, it got me confused,
When racking my brain, I think it got bruised.
A car you can drive? Excuse me P. O. Wood?
Shouldn’t it be metal? I think it should.
But it couldn’t hurt, and I like the work,
Now I have a car but I’m going berserk.
I have to decide on how to name the bloody thing.
Woodillac? R.M.S. Teak-tanic. The Oax-wing?