Tagged: trees

Corrosive Concern

Now she is concerned

Breaking me down
Peeling back layers

A fire in the rain forest
Ravaging, pillaging

A tree remains
The sun shining through green
Fluorescent leafs
Pictures of lost children pinned to the oak
And guitar lessons
From old
Tired
Sexual predators

The last of its species
defiled

Now the fire stops by
“Are you alright?”

Even the words are hot
A plastic leaf falls
And crumples in the flame
Toxic vapors emitting

What words are there to say?
Giving mercy, after there is none left to give mercy to

After this genocide
Thank you for your kindness
Thank you for your bountiful love.

I’ve never had a friend quite as noble as you.
To break me, torn glass in the gutter
No one has ever been so good to me

To pick up a piece of that glass
Cradle it in your palm
And ask “do you know how we love you?”

I know not of something that can hurt you enough
To be a valid response.

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Early Morning Aspirations

rivulets
circle heavy eyes

you sink into bed
tearing self
from the warm sheets
like debarking Douglas fir
the desire for dismemberment grows
Into the intricacy
of the stream beds
within

not all battle scars
originate from war
tap the tree at the base
drip sap bitch

How much is drained
before the weight
becomes too much?

sometimes
the only thing
to keep you alive

nicotine
gas station 40’s
and enough weed to get
all of Africa
stoned for a week

How writing takes its toll
I’m a child
And already
I dream of death