Poetry – The Last Tree

The Last Tree


The last tree

Shed its last leaf

On to the poisoned ground.


For the last time

The sap flowed

Weakly through its veins.


No longer would

It donate oxygen

To the atmosphere.


No longer would

It absorb

Carbon from the air.


Its roots dormant

In the soil.


Its branches

Still waved.


Its trunk stood tall.


Its skeleton

A reminder

Of what was lost.


Opher – 15.6.2020

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