• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 10

As the Trees Died

As the trees died
The Ancients created spiritual totems
to wasted resource
They stand, a symbol that serves as an emblem
A weary warning to those who may come after
“Look!" They say
“Piles of useless metal weighed down the natural world.”
“Crushed the beauteous leaf-boughed forests.”
“Killed nature with noxious fumes.”
“The children all stopped breathing,
waiting for change.”
The Ancients placed the totems with their last breath
Tired of fighting
Tired of waiting for change
As the trees died.