I’ve seen this wall of trees
a million times.

Well, not really seen them,
I suppose.

I pass them by
nearly every day
in an office parking lot.

But today,
they were more than just
a peripheral blur.
I think it was the sky
that first caught my eye,
but then it was hard to ignore
a bunch of tree tops
piercing the delicate clouds.

I took a moment
to take them in,
to let them know
they have been seen
and that I’m sorry I didn’t
notice them sooner.