Doesn’t everyone have a favorite tree?
Probably not, so I won’t bother waiting for your answer.
Once again, this one is straight outta the journal with the absolute minimum of editing.
ain't it a pity? they've cut down my favorite tree. not if it was oak or elm, but it was beautiful to me. it was leafy & green in summer, a twisted halloween carnival creature during winter. in fact, after it'd shed leaves is when i became my favorite. three quarters of the way from the ground, it'd been ripped apart by some storm, leaving a deadened trunk... but it kept growing around that because no one told it not to. it stood right in front of a house, probably too close for comfort or safety & spread in odd directions - it wasn't a postcard or painting tree, but maybe the before photo in an arborist's portfolio. it was rangy & unkempt & i loved staring at it. now, in the name of property & the common good, it's gone. only the stump remains - a far uglier thing than my tree ever was - all because someone wanted a better view. i've heard they do this with people as well, so i'm keeping an eye out for the saws.
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