Landscape 04 Ailanthus Altissima (A High Coo)

Sitting quietly

Engine idling

(Waiting for a stop sign to turn green)

Spring comes

And the Tree of Heaven grows by itself

(Words in brackets are frivolous asides, not syllables)

by Stewart McKenzie

Comments (1)

Although the title caught my botanical eye, I really love the line about waiting for the stop sign. I dozily read past it and caught it the second time around - to a sudden surprised realization/recognition at what it actually said - in a way, a parallel to the original, common 'duh' moment itself. - chuck