Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What Cedars See

These short, stunted cedars 
weren't lined up for 
a bonsai show. 

They face the future and 
the wind not defiantly, 
but with resilient 
resolve  - if there is 
such a thing for those 
deformed by life, minus
 limbs and broken middles. 

They live brutally 
buffeted and battered
on a bluff overlooking
the Puget Sound. But
perched there, they get to see 
the silhouette of Seattle's skyline 
nestled to the right
of Mount Ranier's pink glow -
every single night at sunset.

Historic Ebey's Landing - Whidbey Island, Washington