Fluffy, white clouds swim overhead,
Dark towards the center, bright at the edge;
Below, a great pine, branches outspread,
Catches the Autumn sun.
"Speak great, billowing pine", I cry,
"And tell us of years gone by!
Standing beside the courthouse,
What have you seen of crime?"
"I've seen the innocent condemned;
I've seen the guilty walking free,
But there's no revelation in that
Why are you questioning me?"
"Wisdom comes with age", I said,
"You've stood in this place so long,
You must know all that we know
And much, much more beyond."
"Law and justice are different species",
The old tree said with a frown,
"But if I tell you how I now that,
Tomorrow they'll cut me down."
Maybe some trees can talk