The Rising Price of Inaction

Photo by Nikolay Maslov on Unsplash

There is a tree in my garden. At the end of every summer it receives a thorough pruning to prevent the autumn leaves from falling onto the small vegetable patch underneath. Once the rest of the leaves drop, the tree remains bare until the spring. This autumn, something unusual occurred. After the changing season claimed the remaining foliage for itself, the defiant little tree decided to sprout new leaves. This was no act of rebellion…



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Zack Breslin

Essayist and procrastinationist with a focus on current affairs, political economy, socio-economics and ketchup reviews. Support my work: