Sunday, December 15, 2013


I am one
Of the ancients
Rooted to this earth
For thousands
Of years

My arms
Reached out
In praise
Once upon a time
So long ago
Now I cry
Silent tears

I stand alone
My family and friends
Long gone
Cut down
In their prime
Until all that is left
Is me
Rigid solitude
In howling plea
For life to return
To how it use to be

I am
Surrounded by tar
And metal
Contraptions that roll
Expelling noxious fumes
Slowly taking its toll

The two legged kind
Pass me by
Some stop to ask and pray
Protected by my shade
Take a piss
Then walk away

*Allene Angelica*
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