With 18 foot ceilings
our tree for this year
- remember, times change and with them their demands -
was to be something that would emphasize height
and be unwide, yea, columnar.
Additionally, the requirement per the R @ R
of our 1882 vintage complex was that the tree must be unflammable.
We have now been caught, not dead yet,
with a fake tree.
no greenery aroma,
no falling needles,
no dismal discard at curbside
at end of season,
Perhaps when it is trimmed
as it will soon will be
its beauty will magnify, yet
may it remain, thin, columnar,
and nonsupportive of combustion.