Does anyone really know?

Are these tears? Photo by Mary McGrath

Do trees have feelings?
Do they cringe when a branch
Is sliced in winter?

Do flowers cry
When their stems are cut
To make a bouquet for the buyer?

Do bushes really shudder in the cold?
Does grass scream when it is mowed?

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Mary McGrath

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