Its most common use
is pruning those pesky branches
that encroach upon the house.
Or chopping down the whole tree
But a saw can also be a musical instrument
Bending and unbending,
an onrush of glissando,
replicates a theremin.
Another common practice
with such an implement
is removing the head of an enemy
whom you’ve drugged
and bound to a parlor chair.
The instructions saws come with
only mention the first of these applications.
But there’s no reason that
you shouldn’t wield a saw
to decapitate some guy.
You can even play a tune or two
while you’re doing it.