|mage by Schäferle from Pixabay|
The Silent Spring Revisited
In a neighborhood without regimented landscaping
old growth trees spread at will
and reward the lack of human intervention
by housing song birds seldom heard
along the manicured streets.
Refugees in the treetops
fleeing construction of another gated community
more warehousing of consumer goods
and asphalt-bordered rows of retail.
Listen now to their songs before
They become nothing but echoes.
©2021 Noreen Braman