Try between the trees

Try between the trees.
Alleys eke out an existence
pressed between pillars
of architectural excess;

Leaves leaping off the boughs
of trees may move
in any direction.

Dumpsters may only
inhabit
the diminishing passages
between skyscrapers,
like boulders resting
in a rail tunnel;

Verdant hallways
with crooked sylvan latticework
break ground with flowers,
or at least a path to greater
greenery.

An alley is a death,
a dead-end ending in
dead iron doors
to backrooms of
seedy establishments;

Try between the trees.
Skyscrapers may lean;
Trees may only fall
like fawning servants
at our feet.

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About allisunknown

26 year-old student, tutor, and writer. Write for http://www.spectrumculture.com. Also nascent pedestrian advocate. Twitter handles: twitter.com/joeclinkenbeard twitter.com/PedInPDX
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3 Responses to Try between the trees

  1. Alli says:

    “Dumpsters may only
    inhabit
    the diminishing passages
    between skyscrapers”

    I like that part.
    And or course the main part… about trying between the trees. It makes things hopeful.

  2. allisunknown says:

    =) Thanks darling. There’s always Hope. That’s how come it was the only thing left in the box after everything else flew away…

    I’m eating a burrito and thinking of you.

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