If These Trees Could Talk…

If these trees could talk they would tell you about how they grew with the campus’ buildings

M&A was joined by Donnelly

Then Goppert, now Windmoor

All linked together by a courtyard, the quad

 

If these trees could talk they would tell you about traditions started

From frosh fest

And yard days

To wacky themes for home games

 

If these trees could talk they would tell you about the nervous freshman

The sophomores pretending that they have wisdom beyond their years

The juniors waiting for their turn

The seniors living everyday to the fullest and enthusiastic for their last year

 

If these trees could talk they would tell you about out-of-uniform sweatshirts in the fall

Tartan plaid flashes when it rains

Odd silence when it gets too icy

Students lingering a little longer in the sun when the AC seems to be below freezing

 

If these trees could talk they would tell you about lines out the door for the musical

Food trucks for the fine arts showcase

Truman, the campus cat, being chauffeured from building to building

Construction seemingly every year

 

If these trees could talk they would tell you about the tears shed when the last day comes

What seems to be angels in white caps and gowns at graduation flowing through campus

And promises made to stay in touch fulfilled at reunions

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  1. this reminded me of a Kendrick Lamar song. It makes me want to have a conversation with the poor trees. They’re so stationary and it feels like they need just a little more love

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