The doctor’s trees and bushes
were precisely pruned to a T
to welcome back the springtime—
every blossom, bird, and bee.
And when his work was lauded
by a gardening guru,
he modestly responded,
"I’m a surgeon; that’s what I do."
Pat D’Amico is a columnist with Northwest Prime Time, sometimes a Sharing Stories author, and sometimes a poet.
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