Thursday, November 15, 2007

coming down moment

my tree is coming down
as I type this

a humungous truck
orange hard hatted men
flashing lights

the quiet of the morning
filled with raw sounds

it is as if a friend has died
and is being taken away

for 30 years
this tree has sheltered my front window
and robins
and cardinals
and nuthatches
and chickadees
and squirrels

and within moments
it will be no more

down to the ground
roots pulled
as if it never was

too much coming down in my life
too fast




1 comment:

Hogie said...

Oh! I am so sorry. This is a real loss. I'm at least glad it is not the one in the backyard that I too have been a beneficiary of.