Tree

For choice, the first was once

planted in our midst – not to

threaten us eternally, or to trap

us evermore – but rather so we

would be free no matter where

and what the thrownness of

life would give us so creatively!

So for choice they stand so tall

and proud in allées and in parks

and wait for us to just come on by

and come around to it, the truth,

and take initiative again and

again, imagining, well,

paradise.