Summer Strother

United States

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Summer Strother (United States) published:

The Trees Are Just As Scared As Me

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

I ask the old oak what it has seen
Day in and day out
I run my fingers along its trails of scarred skin
And instead, it asks me questions I don’t know the answers to.

Visceral,
Like hair loss, the leaves progressively go
Until the old oak is hiding honest colors and acting a skeleton to the sky.
Until it is bitterly cold and the forest is mute.

They keep telling me to count the rings
But this winter...

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