Dogs 2010

DECISION TREE
(4/1/10)


we planted
the sapling
in early Spring
with enthusiastic hopes
for broad branches
of binary progression
and wide leaves
of Boolean
rationale

as it grew
in complexity
we noticed
an accumulation
of logic limbs
bent and broken
cluttering
the junk folder
landscape
with faulty deductions
and miscoded
intent

the more
that we trimmed
the more
that it grew
away
from us

finally
a storm
of input
reduced
the once sprawling
flowchart of order
into a splintered tangle
of data
debris

with
match in hand
we deleted
the disaster
cleared the land
and prepared
the ground
for another year

we could
really use
some shade