Visages staring from branches o’ shrubbery

Perennial renderings in tree and bush exhibition

Unfailingly stern or melancholic in façade

None smile at yeti, dans le beau jardin

What intimation thy presence moot.

 

Why face mournful evergreen verdure?

Fauna existence akin to sapiens morose?

Plant Prozac may uplift from mental canker

Lavender lithium may sooth thy angst

Neurotransmitters desire sustenance phostrogen.

 

Institute warning? Aegis witness?

Thy gargoyle display promises not blithe intent

Notre Dame’s fauna version offers no sanctuary

Bells ring not for thee with thy woebegone countenance

Mark well, if wind changeth, thou may remain that way.