Sunday, December 9, 2012

New Poem: The Vanishing Trees of Kansas City

The Vanishing Trees of Kansas City is a mainstream poem of 12 lines divided into three stanzas that sings of the blight that is destroying the beautiful, old trees of Kansas City.  The combination of a harsh winter followed by a devastating drought, and the spread of wood-eating insects and tree-killing viruses have taken quite a toll.  Trees are expensive to replace and must be tended lovingly until they establish themselves and then must be periodically maintained thereafter.  In this economy, the resources simply are not there to replace the losses or even to maintain existing trees.  It is very sad.

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