FALLEN REDWOOD & MOUNTAIN ASH
By Linda A. Knowles
O Mighty Redwood and Mountain Ash,
whose girth of trunk and superlative height none
could, at one time, compare!
Nevertheless, you have fallen!
And Jezebel and Ahab suffocate you;
and the vultures fly overhead,
to seek out where the carcass lies,
as the Ara Macaos,
perched upon your branches,
cackle and call out,
and they shriek wildly,
sending out their cries
and flailing their wings all about.