Poem 20150812

the tree falls
almost without a sound
or without enough sound
would be a better way
to say it

the slow leaning
the uprooting
the huge tractor
pushing it over
a bully on a school
playground

to make way for
boxlike houses

not a single bird flies
out of the branches
maybe they abandoned it
long before the heavy
machinery showed up

clever birds

1 thought on “Poem 20150812”

  1. Awesome. So expresses that unmindless way we continue on with our ‘progress.’ The line “or without enough sound” says it so well, our ears deaf to what we should hear, what the “clever birds” know.

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