After last year’s controversy over the First Day of Spring identifying as “season-fluid”, inanimate objects around campus have increasingly become more open to changing their states-of-being and challenging the ideas of what they should be. Most recently, a tree on the UMBC campus has decided to contact MBC News about something that has been bothering them. This tree lives right by the lamp post next to the road beside the Commons. Trees are all assumed to like bees and other bugs of the like that pollinate them to become flowered. But this tree is getting tired of the traditional ways: “I never felt like this was natural for me. I don’t know how much of pollinate, flower, die, and repeat is working in my lifetime.”
The tree realizes that it’s unavoidable for bees to come and pollinate them. That’s why they try to ask their good friend First Day of Spring to help them out to deter the insects. So far it’s been a bumpy ride, but the weather this week has been very helpful for this tree, though not much can be said for the others who are sad they do not get to be pollinated.
“I feel so much better letting everyone know how I feel and how I want to be flowered-- or not,” the tree exclaims.
“I’m coming out, but my buds are not.”