Within the trees and shrubbery
lives the Forest Dweller.
She sits beneath the clouds,
counting the spruce and firs
as day by day
they are plucked from their roots.
As she watches the forest dissipate
she sees houses being built,
one by one
they begin to surround her.
Some people try to protect her,
but they are not enough.
Though her hope often falters,
she never leaves her place.
She continues to live in what is left of the forest
that once stood strong and proud.
As long as she continues to dwell,
its memory will never be lost