Ash, Elm, Cedar & Oak- to mention but a few:
Us trees have outlived many over time;
Though we sense our time may soon be nigh
We have stood sentinel shimmering our leaves in tune with nature’s wind chimes!
We have given you shelter, warmth, h2o and helped to sustain your lives
Taken for granted, over time
We bear the scars of your casual disregard on our bark, stunted branches and leaves asphyxiated by your toxic by-products,
Some of our number enter the long hibernation and sleep of winter in health, but fail to wake in spring!
Human kind, can’t you see…?
You’re killing us and yourselves by this insatiable greed for one thing, or other, but never nought-
You were evolved to hunt but you have replaced the need to kill-to-live with hunger-to-consume all manner of in-necessities-
Our gravestone will read:
Tested by nature, savaged by humanity