Poem: Roots

Don’t you just love trees?

I was doing a hike the other day and noticed this cool white/gray tree with its fun wayward branch. So, as sometimes is the case, I turn a photo I’ve taken into a poem prompt, and thus, here is my latest five-line, original poem.

Roots

my gums bleed as i swallow the seeds down dry
to grow a great tree in my stomach
with roots down to my toes, branches
following their own destiny —
outliving me.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s