Baby Birch by Joanna Newsom
from Have One on Me (2010)
there is a blacksmith and there is a shepherd and there is a butcher-boy, and there is a barber who’s cutting and cutting away at my only joy. i saw a rabbit as slick as a knife and as pale as a candlestick, and i had thought it’d be harder to do but i caught her and skinned her quick. held her there kicking and mewling, upended, unspooling, unsung and blue. told her wherever you go, little runaway bunny, i will find you. and then she ran - as they’re liable to do.