Thursday, February 18, 2010

Scott C. Kaestner

TREES

at lunch
staring
at trees

epiphany then
realizing
they’re alive

i mean i
knew that
but now
i’m feeling it

tall trunks
soaring
into blue sky

green leaves
whispering
in cool breeze

living things
hydrating
nutrient
seeking
beings
just
like
me

millions will
pass them by
not realizing
not feeling
this

but i do
i salute
their existence

and i too
have
strong roots

and i too
rejoice
on sunny days

and i too
strive
for the heavens

and i too
am
still here