Twittering Trees

By the school parking lot a line of cedars

masquerading as cyprus trees

Conceals thousands of unseen birds

Emitting a deafening cacophony of tweets

Imagine the resulting din if each message

on the Twitter network were made audible


This poem was selected for the 2012 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Poetry in Public displays poems by local writers of all ages in Iowa City buses, downtown kiosks, and select public buildings from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.

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on July 30, 2012

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