Saturday, July 25, 2009


tree of love
while walking the other day
I came across a tree
it was tall
and broad
and full of leaves
I stopped and stared
at that tree
and sat down on the grass
I quietly dedicated that tree
to us, my dear
I solemnly and thoughtfully
dedicated that tree
to our love
and I did it
with a great calm in my head
and in my heart
and in my lungs
a deep breath in
a deep breath out
then I stood there
and watched
as the tree working crew
cut down that tree
stripped it of its larger branches
cut the trunk into short pieces
and sent them
through the wood chipper
killing everything
which that tree had taken years to become
and when it was done
when the tree
was no longer there
I stood up and walked away

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