I noticed the first taps appear around the first week of March. A single metal spout affixed to an old roadside maple tree. That’s when I began noticing others.
An intricate web of orange tubing threaded around and between a patch of woods I saw while out on a run. It appeared to be holding the whole forest together. I imagined maybe it would collapse if you removed just one tree.
The pandemic arrived around the same time. Likely earlier. Perhaps the first taps arrived earlier, too.
So I wrote a thing. You can find it here.