Felled Trees



From my subway car

I saw a hillside with several felled trees

They were just lying there


It made me think of the lives of young men



Tupac first came to mind

But there are so many others

Young men who died too young

Lives taken by violence or drugs

Young men whose lives should have stretched out before them

long limbed and agile

Lives that should have spread way into the future

Lives full of careers goals dreams

Instead they were cut down

into short useless pieces

I know that a life however short is never useless but sacred

still a short life is sad

trying to make sense out of premature and unnecessary deaths

trying to make sense of these beautiful felled trees



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