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Waltz to War MAG

July 31, 2021
By susieanderson BRONZE, Hingham, Massachusetts
susieanderson BRONZE, Hingham, Massachusetts
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A lonesome waltz:

the seed flutters here and there,

ultimately meeting the pavement.

Tiered buildings boast perfectly manicured

flowers, ferns, and fungi,

while a telephone pole blocks my view of the lake.


Nature: implemented where advantageous

(to the passerby; the wide-eyed civilian taking it all in).

Trees are chopped and traded for apartments,

allowing porches to be decorated with potted plants.


Lush greenery is wiped by a faulty eraser;

faint remnants take the form of store-bought vegetation.

Cracks in pavement give way to dandelions.

Nature becomes invasive to the humans who invaded it.



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on Oct. 15 2021 at 2:56 pm
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
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Favorite Quote:
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. —Rachel Carson

This is really amazing! :0 well done