Forget the Ugliness

Forget the ugliness the purse-proud
the petty bureaucrats lacking inwardness
there are those to whom these things
are unimportant
3,000 year old pinyon pine with
the hardness of stones on
our highest and most rugged mountains
bend down and bow
whenever you walk among them

By Ayaz Daryl Nielsen

Pinyon Pine on desert mountain

Photo of Pinyon Pine by Andrew Orlemann

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