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If You Go into the Woods You Will Find It Has a Technology

This tree has a small LED display

It is glowing and it can show you words

and it can show you pictures and it can melt

from one choice to another and you are looking at it

and it wants you to share the message

but it can't see that you are the only one around

and that everyone else is hibernating

which you love You are so happy and alone

with the red and yellow lights It's a nice day

to be in nature and to read up on the very bland ideas

this tree has about how to live This tree says

grow stronger and this tree says fireworks effect

This tree is the saddest prophet in history

but you don't tell it that You are trying to show it respect

which gets tiresome but then it flashes

a snake at you It's a kind of LED tree hybrid joke

and you could just kiss it for trying For failing

But it can't see you and it starts to cry

Award-winning poet of 'The Trees The Trees'. Author of 'The Crying Book'. Published in The New Yorker, Poetry, & more. Former fellow at Emory.