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Another tree went down.
The third in less than a year,
once more
altering my view.
In anticipation of its remove,
me, all grief,
certain
a landscape
cannot withstand
so much change
so hurriedly.
It seems unreasonable
to pull down
what has stood for decades
and expect the sky
to remain sky,
to blue and blacken without
the familiar frame
of branches.
Yet, today,
tree now fully gone,
morning still arrived
with birds, sun, and sapphire,
revealing durable vantages,
unfailing
even when offered
with far less adornment.

Julie Ayers
NaPoWriMo Day 12

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About Julie Ayers

Seasoned apocaloptimist, keen admirer of well-placed words, fierce mama bear of extra special children, black belt hugger, and advocate for a fashion rebellion which elevates the most human of hearts to socially acceptable outerwear.

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