photo of a large tree's rounded canopy

In a pleated skirt,
a woman of the fifties—
the umbrella tree.


close up photo of a few pine needles on the tree, with rain droplets between them

Rain drenches parched land,
filling spaces between breaths;
gaps in pine needles.


photo of a large tree with the sun shining through its branches on the left side

Vibrant sun catcher,
manipulates light for looks—
photographer; tree.


panoramic photo of the ceiling of a glass dome, with a tree's overhanging canopy covering the right side of the image

An anomaly:
cutting through the symmetry,
tree outgrows buildings.


photo of a tree with a twisted truck and several strong branches expanding from its centre

Big, twisted egos,
slashing down tree after tree;
all humanity.