Unconventional Life

Unconventional Life

Shattered moons, broken landmarks
References of humanity destroyed
Natural architecture, artificial nature
Existed together; perished the same

Iron trees and leafy skyscrapers
Art in aesthetic, music in all sound
Trees never dying nor living
Buildings never disturbed or erected

Tin leaves and rebar trunks
Never to be fallen by an axe
Through all seasons, leaf steadfast
Artificial trees appearing to last

Open windows with no glass
Earth concrete and vine wiring
Roses growing in bushels of grass
Natural skyscrapers; life conspiring

The tree never altered its course
No branches would sway
The wind blowing fast
Stoic and blank, rusting in rain

The skyscraper grew green in spring
Leaves crumbled in the fall
A scarf of death cascaded away
From the earth mortar and its call

Steel branches and bolted twigs
Sprawled from the iron trunk
Welded by an ametuer
Rooted in copper, glazed with zinc

Ball bearing fruit, reflecting itself
Teardrops of rust, but feeling no pain
Never growing, never changing
Twisting permanently to the sky

Published by Jake Thomas Shaw

Concerned with memory, currency, and destiny, I strive to capture each one as they happen. Join me and consume reality! Radio Reality. City!

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