hel·low (ˈhelō/) exclamation. A salutation embodying the vibrant energy found in the color yellow.

26 June 2013

Dewinterizing Trees

Jackets dangle from the knob by the door
Moist and frigid from winter’s grace
Cotton and nylon clothe the people
Skin gone dormant, awaiting the vernal wake
Snow and ice conceal the ground
Grass gone dormant, until the Spring rays
Winter departs and the coats fade away
Back in their closet
Or dripping into the soil
To nourish new life
While the trees look on
Silently burning in sightless heat
Cover does not dissipate
Overheating in their woody coats
Without zippers, buttons, or straps
Caged in winter jackets
That return to no closet
Nor melt away into the roots
Trees living in vernal limbo
And solstice hell
Humanity does not extend its arm
To peel back the incidental prison
To save the floral towers
Trees must be dewinterized
Peel away the bark

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