Posts Tagged trees

Chlorophyll abetting breath.

Not always green,

or not only green,

unfurling from the core,

despiralating,

as if their coils of DNA had been compressed, then let go.

A few of Earth’s three trillion trees, under white clouds,
mostly voting green

— more trees here than stars in the galaxy
as recently reckoned —

while the green then gray berries
fatten into blue
and we and a thousand wild birds wait together
poised to strike.

 

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Looking down, and up, and ahead.

Beetles and microbes are all the company
that we shall have for our animal decomposition.

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Fallen, rotting logs transform,

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populated and adorned with lichens,

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endlessly varied in shape and color

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and texture, from delicate lacework

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to the hard shelves that jut off trees.

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The trees reveal more undressed’
as they shall stay for several weeks more,
the mountains and the sky.

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And the line of little badges

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that demark our new neighbor.

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