I heard the tree of life was broken

But the sun still shone

The payslip still arrived each month

Football teams lost and won

So I carried on.


I dreamt the leaves were withering

Buzzing and grind of saws

Put the giant trunk to use

I obeyed the law

Others get caught.


The severed roots began to push

Amber up and green

I was not there, no camera

Recorded the scene

Nor any dream:

Humans had been.


The tree of life is an ancient symbol which appears at least, I think, in Hindu, Celtic and Nordic mythology. It symbolises the unity of living things.

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