Daily Diversion #91: At My Window, Sad and Lonely*

There lives a tree, just outside my window…

Lonely Tree, Take One

Lonely Tree, Take One

He stands watch over our urban street, nature’s guardian lost in a maze of manufacturing buildings. If he moves his branches just so, other trees come within view. Across the way, down the road. They have their own concerns; he is alone.

Lonely Tree, Take Two

Lonely Tree, Take Two

Telephone poles, wires, patchy squirrels, delicate birds, and empty water bottles interact with him fleetingly, coldly. I wonder if they even speak the same language?

Lonely Tree, Take Three

Lonely Tree, Take Three

All I can do is push the window up and, speaking softly, hope he understands what I am saying.

“What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?”-E.M. Forster, Howards End

*At My Window, Sad and Lonely is a song lyric by Woody Guthrie

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