An Earth Day Poem

They cut from here and they planted there–

The phone call came at 7 in the morning

Rushed, heated and full of emotion

“They’re cutting them now”

Full of outrage, regret and memories

The response was unanimous

How could they?

Why would they?

A big girl recalled her past

And a different set of trees

Cleared to see more clearly beyond

She recalled a hammock

Full of fairy tales, full of games

And blinked away the memories

within the building tears

Later that day, the loss was mourned-

Gone was the potential of tree house gone were the cherry blossoms

Gone was the vehicle for climbing adventures

Gone was the privacy

Without a warning

(They cut from here)

Unasked and unwelcome

(Then they planted there)

Benefitting none but themselves


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