Used to Be Posted on January 6, 2012 by Elizabeth — “Used to be Upright.” The tree said. “Saw That church get built. “What am I now?” It didn’t pine. Only wondered. â€“ This post is from my poetry series for January, â€œIn the Detailsâ€ â€” daily small stones and photos, as part ofÂ The River of Stones. Read more small stones on Twitter atÂ the #smallstone hashtag.