Used to Be


Dead Tree Stump
“Used to be
Upright.”
The tree said.
“Saw
That church get built.
“What am I now?”

It didn’t pine.
Only wondered.

This post is from my poetry series for January, “In the Details” — daily small stones and photos, as part of The River of Stones.

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