They

stand

so much taller

than

me

looking down

on my narrow

patch

of dirt.

When a fall tree

falls,

a witness

dies

Marked rings

betray

their age

scars

fire

rain

and periods of drought

killing Christ

or swamping the Ark

They fall

after the leaves have fallen

when death is done

when the wind has whispered

and then shouted.

7 thoughts on “When fall trees fall…

      1. I have a blog thing going about Trees….especially a huge tree that recently was removed from a neighbor’s yard. This poem of yours is perfect! Thanks for the reblog.
        You can see photos from a couple of weeks ago on my site (Sometimes.) The tree has since been cut down, and all that remains is a pile of debris. I have been working on a blog entry featuring the enormous demolition project. :-).

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