They’re Repaving the Square

They’re repaving the square
where giant tree roots have
caused the bricks to roll
like the sea
rendered weak
above the heart
of the trees as they
lift and pull the
ground upward

Workers pry
bricks out of their
arrangement, lifting
them off the foundation
of sand
and setting them aside.

I hear a saw cutting boards to replace
what’s been lifted.

Trees in place for
years, unmoving
near the cell phone
shop, look on
in victory.

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