Dreams of Forests

Olympic National Forest, by Allan J Jones Photography
Olympic National Forest
I knew it as a forest
hiked that trail

then it was clear cut
I saw that, stood in the middle of it

the seed tree they left was broken in half nothing but a snag
it had a northern flicker living in it
took a photo of the male, feeding its young

they planted a mono-culture 
of genetically similar christmas trees
so now it’s trees again.

but it isn’t a forest.
it’s just trees.

maybe … some day ….
it will be a forest again.

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