DEATH is all-around me I am surrounded by the destruction created by human needs, The area I live in is being destroyed and there is nothing I no anyone else can do about it (Legally). For the past 6 months the City Has been cutting down Beautiful 100 year old trees because they tear up the sewer systems with there powerful roots. As with any other event when human power is compromised we decided to eliminate the competition. I went out to day to go to the beach to take pictures for my wonderful wife and drove down my Old street NE 51st street in Fort Lauderdale the Devastation brought tears to my eyes and pain to my heart. I snapped some photos and wrote a few poems This is that work..
This is The last Tree on the Block, In the Neborhood.. The Last of its kind for miles. A hundred or more years of life destroyed in a few hours of chainsaw massacre.
God, it cuts through me like a knife. I work at a summer camp every year in my beloved NC mountains, and there is a beautiful pasture on the road that leads to it with several horses. It has been bought by the government and is now being paved to build an Ingles supermarket. I took before and after pics (Ingles isn't up yet, but I have pics of the dirt and destruction) but I don't know how to post them here. But I cried from behind my camera. I don't know if I can even go back to that camp this year and pass a parking lot instead of rolling green hills.