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Waltz to War MAG
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.