Parallel to a Forest

I wish to outstretch my limbs Stand tall and sturdy against strong winds But gentle enough to let the world in Offer shelter within my leaves Soak up the sun and catch the breeze Oh, to grow parallel to a forest of trees SWD 04/2018 Updated 12/2020

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…