Jays land on the muscles of his branches, breasts high,
Churning their infinite tones. Spiders trace a path
along his long legs, up the dusty window of his body.
The forest man spells of pine and chocolate mints.
The piñon trees in my yard and around town are dying. Not all of them, but enough of them to be alarming. Too hot, too many years of drought—I will miss them and wonder where the birds will go. Check out the entire poem here.