If Trees Are Just Trees (Repost from 2013)

(Thank you to whoever clicked on this past post and reminded me of my homage to trees. It made me stop and look again.)

I hope you will too.

If trees are just trees to you
And not jaw-dropping edifices that rose out of dirt
(The freakin’ dirt!)
As inconspicuous as grass
Somehow spared by mower, herbivore, and weather
If they are not high-performance landscape
Original works of art
Treasured shade and succor for myriad versions of life
Housing super-highways of nutrients
Commanding leaves of every color in the spectrum
Blossoms, both dainty and strong
Geometrically modern and traditional
Nuts, cones, burrs, berries, fruit, and flower
All manner of inventive offspring
(Oh! And don’t forget the bark!)
Then
You won’t get it when I say
You are born of magic and have power beyond your wildest imagination.

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