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MUSED Literary Magazine.

Giant Forest

Stacy Link

Standing in Giant forest
looking up as
snowmelt rains down
from the top
of General Sherman,
venerable Sequoia.

Upper branches
the size of regular trees.
Cinnamon-colored trunks
like the richest brocaded velvet.

They stand sentinel
in verdant, fragrant meadows
full of streaming sunlight,
waving grasses and
laughing wild flowers.

White clouds float through
the even taller blue
California canopy.

Other visitors
walk by
talking in
German, Hebrew
French, Italian
Chinese, Spanish
as the trees translate
and draw us close
to create
a communion
for the whole Earth.