There's a tree here
that stands out from the others.
Silver against the autumn colors
of every other tree.
It's artist, Robert Lobe,
who found this long dead
walnut tree trunk,
and hammered sheets of heavy gauge
annealed aluminum all around.
And fastened it with
stainless steel hardware.
So this walnut tree lives on, magnificently,
shining bright in the fall sun.
A sculptural echo
of a Missouri walnut tree.