African Tulip Tree

African Tulip Tree

once they borrowed
   this invasive tree,
   brought from afar
      to hawai'i.

     it was imported
from a world away,
once transplanted
   it just got away.

spread like disease, 
      among a flock,
   we heard it so.

   so many things
we do will fail us.

   time will bring
   surprises that
      we cannot
understand.

our great works 
   impress us so.

      new evils
      seem to
surprise us;

but we may 
      still endure.





8 thoughts on “African Tulip Tree

  1. Nice poem, but too bad about the tree. It seems a very pretty tree; too bad it wasn’t left in its own environment. We have problems like that with Scotch Broom and some other things were I live….

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