The Enfield Cedar Tree
The children begged Nature to germinate
the seed for a remarkable Cedar tree.
To make it tall as a ladder for the eye to follow the sky
and paint it forever green. the branches low
in the gangly stretch of a goose’s neck
seen on the riverfront then swept up again
like an elephant trunk to unfold as sheltering
umbrella’s from the rumble of rain.
To stipple a yellow haze to shine through
this great spread and outline the dark bark.
And just like our community, they said
let it be a friendly tree waving across Forty Hall park!
and nature surprised by this remarkable tree
replied the grown ups wouldn’t believe their eyes