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Concrete Trees

Updated on December 27, 2012

Our ever-changing landscape

I wonder how the city will look

in five years

ten

What will I no longer see from this spot where I sit

how much of the sky will be hidden

Buildings grow so quickly

taller, bigger

as many small buildings get

replaced

surrounded

intimidated

swallowed up

hidden within a forest of size

grown from seeds made of

steel, concrete and brick

So sad to see a hole

so deep

dug into a land

so sweet

even sadder when another

“tree of progress”

becomes a thief of the sky

massive branches reach up

take over the view

cover the world

above and around us

leaving us within a cold land

full of concrete trees


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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago

      Poignant, with a perfect parallel...I love the line about seeds and how you reach from the hole in the ground to the sky, and evoke the competitive element of growth.