Matt Cole // ARBORETUM

silhouettes of willow trees scatter around the lake

mystical fantasy branches hanging down

endlessly reach towards the ground

at a slight incline, lilacs line the horizon

sweet fruity smells fill the air

engulfing the senses in the relaxing odor


diverse groves of colorful trees

surround the ancient bonsai garden

a topiary older than civilizations

older than mini Vans parked

outside the magnificent gates

at the entrance to the lilac sanctuary

older than the buildings shooting up

in the air towering above

standing tall, unaware of the ground beneath its floor

wandering through a palace of color

a jungle of vibrant flowers climbing pergolas

the sounds of industrialism silence