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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

521. i need one of those trees

it was stale, winter dreary, as my eyes searched the backyard for some sign of life.
and while there have been many moments when the mosaic of gray leafless branches shattered the passing clouds in a way that soothed my dark uneasiness, today i needed a hint of spring—a taste of fresh earth.
after all, i was sipping on a light, ginseng tea—not a lukewarm cup of day old joe.
how nice would it be to have one tree that always held leaves out proudly, that always stood in grand majesty, that always rendered time, wind, drought and blight harmless.

and that's when it hit me.
i need me one of them verizon cell tower trees.
and i'd always have four bars to boot.
yeah, that would be perfect.

5 comments:

lightly said...

so Bob winter just getting on your nerves a little

itsmecissy said...

I love winter, course, I'm not buried up to my eyeballs in snow. A few more weeks, spring will have sprung . . .

itsmecissy said...

About those cell phone tower trees,they are really bizarre looking. We were driving to Lake Tahoe and I saw this strange looking "tree" standing among the other tall pine trees. It was almost surreal. You really can spot them if you look real hard.

bob said...

i saw a metal tree tower the other day that apparently was a resting place for a tired flock of pink flamingo statues. quite striking visually in the fading red sunset. wish i had my camera.

itsmecissy said...

Pink flamingos, COOL! I have two in my backyard . . .