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We Are Still Connected

January 29, 2021
By minniewu GOLD, Pennington, New Jersey
minniewu GOLD, Pennington, New Jersey
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which stay and sleep with 

the soils and stones,

admire the freedom of the tree.



never feel envy or hate,

just quietly and smoothly

chat with their old friend.


An old man

stands behind the tree 

and sees himself 

in its withered and shriveled bark.


Nearby, a kid

smiles and admires and jumps

in front of the tree which 

the tales are magic.


A naturalist

from the remote eastern hemisphere

tries to capture

the mysteries under each texture 

of the tree.



with bushy red tails,

jump and swing

around the venerable tree.


Other trees,

as its family members,

hear each other's breaths 

in the never ending nights.



are infatuated with

the shadow of the tree,

its stable life.



travel through the air

with the fresh fragrance from

ponderosa pines from the wild.



are inquisitive and curious

about who

has stood there hundreds of years

without moving.


Clouds always regretfully

stare at their friend

from ten kilometers away.



become brave knights 

in the dark and moonless night

to protect the castle.


Stars, clusters of stars

illuminate the tree

in that barren place. 

Together with the natural world,

they contemplate the whole image

of wonderness.

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