A seedling emerges

beneath the lofty

branches of a birch.

 

A sapling decays

shaded from the

sun’s burning rays.

 

A sapling withers

protected from the

wet winter showers.

 

A boy atrophies

sheltered from the evils

of reality

 

Only to die

reaching for the distant

branches.  Its cry

unheard.

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