A Far Tree

In the wild, western reaches of the land

called Pennsylvania, as we drove for the first

time to the famous city of Pittsburgh, we saw

signs with spray-painted letters and pointing

arrows, saying, GOT FAR WOOD? or FAR WOOD SOLD HERE

Is there really a tree called far?


O, Free Leaves

The leaves are free…free!

After months of captivity, locked up

attached to trees, eating the same

thing every day, hanging

with the same neighbors constantly

Now, broken loose, they get to learn how to

fly, flip, jump, roll anywhere, alone or among

a whole gang of free golden colored spirits

in complete abandon…abandon!


Change Reactions

The few deciduous trees blaze with the intense autumnal changes

The few pine trees stoically remain unchanged, green, unaffected

The few elms just have leaves, then drop them off, and look naked

The variety resembles individual human reactions to life’s changes