The Shivering Tree

Just two days ago I had taken several photos of it, without knowing that I would never have the chance again.

I rode my bike to the cemetery and was pleased to see that all the flowers were doing well. Even the Phlox, which I was beginning to think might be in the wrong spot, appeared to have many new flowers forming. The Rose of Sharon were also blossoming. From there I bicycled over to Tannery Street. to look at the house that they had torn down. Just two days ago I had taken several photos of it, without knowing that I would never have the chance again. I found a way around the fence that had been put up, and examined it up close. The basement was exposed like a grave, and filled with the remains of the house.. I walked over to the Maple and stroked it, and spoke to it. I then stood back wanting to get a few more shots of the property. But just then something out of the ordinary happened. The Maple Tree shivered, as if a wind was blowing, and at the same moment it seemed to speak. I wondered afterwards if it felt the absence of the house, or sensed some great change.. These were all very strange and sad thoughts.

The Maple Tree shivered. as if a wind was blowing, and at the same moment I heard it say something..

1 thought on “The Shivering Tree”

  1. It seems to be the way things are going nowadays pal. Take out what makes something so still to make it move again pal. They will still be doing this long after u and I r gone pal. I went to st joes but it’s not the same anymore pal where is the forest colour grass I played soccer on for recess pal or the hill that came down from the upper school yard it’s gone pal i think they recent heard r voices of lament where did r pastime go and they gave us back the forest green schoolyard again but something is still missing. I hear rush in the background as I end my lament time stands still ahahaaaaaa the eighties. Good times🤔😯🙂

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