November 21

Taxodium distichum

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You think it’s dead but instead it’s going dormant

In summer scenes it looks evergreen, so tricky

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Not a Christmas tree you see it’s deciduous

In winter’s glare it’s completely bare of needles

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Unlike other trees it sends up knees for breathing

Found in swampy spots and parking lots it adapts

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Round top is skyward bound, leaves cover ground gently

Bumper lode of spherical cones explode softly

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A tree is waters dark and large parks, majestic

A tree of mystery and beauty, Bald Cypress

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