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Death of a Tree

A Dream of Green 2013

A Dream of Green 2013
Ashley Lily Scarlett

Strong and tall, you grew,
but no match for a chainsaw.
Cut and bleeding white.
Screamless death in half an hour.
Or could I just not hear you?

text © Ashley Lily Scarlett 2015

Breadfruit tree


How my nostrils flare
sometimes when I think of him!
An animal’s urge
to push, press, wrangle, and meld.
Then I’d take him book hunting.

A. L. Scarlett 2012