Back when the globe was new and cooling
God told angels off to decorate each area
and so one came down to Oregon’s Coast Range.
The orders said: TREES. FOREST. HIGH RAINFALL.
so the angel made trees.
High rainfall? There should be moss
and ferns
and skunk cabbages
and more moss
on rocks and trees
on everything—
and ferns on rotting logs
and in the moss on the trees!
God came down and looked around and said:
“Ferns in moss on trees? That’s extravagant—
but I kind of like it.”
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