The Wisechuck


I’m pleased to report
the Woodchuck is back,
fatter and grayer and
eating daisies, which are
its favorite, along with
the Coneflower we bought and
transported and dug holes for
at great expense in money
and sweat. But the woodchuck,
unlike most of us, prefers to take
just a few leaves from each—
not killing but pruning.