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i know how trees topple walls
hank

they do it while youngish using the wind
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while they're flexible
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if a tree grows next to a wall
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even a very solid one
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it will be beaten against it, and toughen
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it will be toughened by the wall by the wind
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instead of growing away it will;
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eventually stop tap tap tapping or
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nudge nudge nudging or bang bang
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banging against the stones and grow into them
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grind them, consume them,
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or more likely
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the tree and the wind will have already battered the wall down sometime in its
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late teens before any of that other stuff ever takes place
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2 Jun 15

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yes, quite so.
 — akiikii

pretty neat writing. could be an anthem.
 — cadmium

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