This reads like essays I was sometimes asked to write in secondary school - world from the point of view of something non-human. Something could be a currency coin, a bicycle, a pen, ...
This is the story of semi-sentient tree. A little one learning about its own destiny, shaped by humans, from an elder tree.
There is an attempt at humor near end, but I didn't find that in good taste.
Fact sheet.First published: AntipodeanSF, #109 (June/July 2007).
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