Below is the poem entitled The Family Tree which was written by poet
Mason. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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"The female trees tend to make a little more mess in terms of seed production and fruit production, so they would move to male trees, because they aren’t making a mess" said Bill Roesel, a municipal forester in Windsor, Ont.
awakened by a racket from the back yard
they watched as Steve staggered through the damp grass,
hatchet in hand
ker-RACK as her right
limb shattered from the violent
the kids quickly returned to their beds,
in the dark
the tree wept as her leaves
fell like summer rain
by august she was dead