Looking for Signs of our Roots

Climb the fire escape
to the roof of the building
and sit on the bench

No tree to give shade
Flowers and small plants in pots
Green peeks through the cracks

Go walk far enough
You might find grass and some trees
Serene man-made lake

Listen to the birds
Highways and planes drown them out
Construction trucks, too

Squirrels, rabbits, birds
Have no fear you when you approach
Just don’t get too close

Don’t pull all the weeds
Some are good for the bees and birds
A diet for us all.

Five steps maybe ten
Rubber replaces the sand
Cement stays in sight

Be happy with what you found

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