Once a field, now a park,
once a sapling. Now a tree we only notice
when we want to.
Through years and decades; centuries
this city has grown around it, sucking up
its precious oxygen.
Burly limbs stretch out to shelter
in rains, shade from a sun growing
hotter each day .
Through years, decades, and centuries.
We notice only when
we want to.
© 2020 j.g.l.