There’s a poem in this. I can see the edges of it, the way you see the blackness soften to reveal the shape of the leaves as the night sky shifts dawnward. The way the wind speaks sideways, translated through the poetry of the branches. The way the roots dig deep, hidden under the false gods
Layers of silt and old chicken scratch haiku
Mulch poured over the transplanted greenery we present to the city councilmen for approval
As though I’m fueled by a higher grade of falsehood, instead of the Sausage Egg and Cheese McMuffin I ate curbside this morning.