Iron Mountain

Darla LeClair

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Weekly Prompt: Chainsaw

The woman screamed as my blade whirred
“Lady, you can’t save that one
That one is dead
It will fall on my house”

The man yelled as my blade buzzed
“Sir, I need firewood
We need to stay warm
This is a very cold winter”

The young girl cried as my blade droned
“Miss, I sculpt the wood
To sell from my car
 My children must eat”

The crowd chorused and my blade stopped
“Do you know what you say?
Do you mean what you say?
Is my family’s survival less important?”

They all answered “Yes

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