I took a walk one day
At that forest by the bay.
In the midst of trees,
Eucalyptus high up and mighty,
Pines as far as you can see.
The air was crisp and clean
Fresh with scents unspoiled.
Looking so small in my company
Ego was held in check. My soul
Raised me to a climax far and beyond.
I began to see clear. As the trail wind
Up and twisted; glimpse of the concrete
City was there at the corner of my eye.
You see things clear from above, and
I saw decay. I witnessed aggression of
Man against Nature beyond compare.
Even here, at the cropped
Forest, goodness green and pure-
Pushed away to the limit.
I heard the trees moan. Rain began
Trickling disparately cleansing away
The smog, brushing it from the leaves.
As I walked towards the end of the
Trail, I noticed tree corpses everywhere.
I looked up to the sky, to the trees,
And wept with the rain.