I wish I was a tree

high in a mountain 

far from interference 

of the human touch.


I wish I was a tree

slowly growing 

deep in the belly

of the warm earth.


I wish I was a tree

stretching roots out, 

down, around, through 

obstacles in my path.


I wish I was a tree

bursting through the soil

to find the light of sun,

moon and stars.

 
I wish I was a tree,

steadily stretching

outwards and upwards,

swaying in the wind.


I wish I was a tree

with parents standing tall

near enough to see

far enough to love.


I wish I was a tree

sending children out

on the wind, to fly, explore

find their space in the world.


I wish I was a tree

watching many saplings grow

sending messages of love

near and never quite that far.


I wish I was a tree

full of creatures running 

up and down, scratching, 

eating, sleeping, living well.


I wish I was a tree

not living in the presence

of malevolent and often worse,

benevolent man.

AGS 27/10/2021

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