Oh, to grow parallel to a forest of trees

I wish to outstretch my limbs Grow tall and sturdy with a raised chin But gentle enough to let the world in Fold creatures beneath the safety of my leaves Absorb the sun and catch the breeze Oh, to grow parallel to a forest of trees SWD 04/2018 Updated 06/2019 Advertisements

Wildfire

Wildfire, wildfire My, how you’ve spread From thawing my heart To burning my head You moved so quickly I failed to see You were slowly Consuming me First a small flame Only to keep warm But you spread through my forest And I’m praying for storms To douse the ashes With pouring rain Put out…

The forest for the trees

It has been hard to see The forest for the trees While standing in between With arms wide open Swaying in the breeze Memorizing the shapes of leaves And names of all the bug species Bent down on my hands and knees Planting seeds of my own To make this forest a home Knowing I…

Oh! To be as resilient as a forest

Oh! To be as resilient as a forest Branches bending and breaking Only to grow in new directions Rivers meeting great boulders Though none impede the flow Family and friends, the suns in my sky With radiant beams to pierce my leaves Light the footpaths within myself And encourage flowers to bloom SW 04/2018