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Meditations: “Wise Woman Redwood

I lean against wise woman redwood,
press my cheek to her scaly side and cry,
whisper how I wish to be a tree,
so I would no longer have to see
what humans do to one another.
Her wooden reedy voice replies,
"Yes, but then you'd listen to earth lament
what humans do to her."


Written September 15, 2001.

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Last updated on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

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