Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Runaway Tree

Image by L. Kolp

The Colorado River wanders,
a highway through the sun-parched land.
Upon the grassy hill a lone tree
protrudes like a hitchhiker’s thumb.
Will he be saved from the wrath
of human greed
forming homes in clusters?

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: Victoria’s live2write2day blog-- American Sentence Form- 3 17-syllable sentences on same topic.


teri said...

He may be high enough from human harm-but one good rain and a stiff wind may take him over the edge.

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

I think that this tree is already making a statement, defying the odds of gravity and humans!

Brian Miller said...

ha...on the side of the mountain, he might be safe...might....

Victoria said...

If the wind we've had here the last two days makes it east to CO, he's in trouble, I'm afraid. But I'd rather see it lost through nature's hand rather than the human need to take over our earth.

SUCEN said...

Nice photo