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When the cold air blows in

Leaves age slowly exposing their colors

Gravity claiming life that earth produced

Animals nesting resting blemishing in the tree

Does the tree fall asleep with anticipation or with fear

Does it dream throughout its month long slumber

Does it tickle when baby squirrels learn how to walk along its strong branches

Does it want to be alone or in a grove

Trees dream of sunlight piping down on their rich leaves

Things we may never know


Christopher Campbell

Parkmont School

Grade: 8


Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

The Maze Runner

Dream for the Future:

To make money.

Inspirational Figure:

Coach Net