Gold Fillings

As always, the damage
is worse than it appeared
after it happened;

Gusts bring down those
branches left unmended.
There is no-one left
to mend them anyways.

The pruning horde appears.
It must be done.
Sacrifices must be made:

As always, the orphan, the widow,
the cripple, and the bonfire
which melts gold fillings
into coins.