Monday, March 14, 2011

A New Yorker Considers "Nature"

Today I looked up at a tree
and it looked right back down at me:
with mild curiosity
a whiff away from glazed indifference –

maybe not untouched by some covert
belligerence which I suspect always
obtains between two utter aliens.

I harbored no opinions strong
or pertinent enough to share:
it didn’t seem to care.
I’m glad, however, it is there.


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