Arboreal lullaby

listen

 
listen carefully
you just might
hear her song

 
sit down
nestle your back
against her rough integument
you might need to
wriggle a little
get comfortable

 
listen, can you hear it?

 
rest your palms
on the cool moss
trace the shape of
a fallen leaf
dig your fingers
into pudding earth

 
listen, can you hear it?

 
close your eyes
lest the glitter,
filtered light
distracts you
picking out
its intimate vistas

 
listen, can you hear it?

 
by now you’ll be damp
as your clothes
attempt to meld
with the damp humus
on which you sit

 
listen, can you hear it?

 
breathe deeply
inspire its musky scent
and know if you
sit there long enough
you’ll decay alongside her

 
listen, surely can you hear it now?

 
feel its reverberations
her epochal song
of concentric life
a ringing record
of persistence
arboreal hope

 
listen

 
hear her song
her arboreal lullaby

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3 responses to “Arboreal lullaby

  1. This has been such a delight to read. I really admire your style and the way you’ve used words to create something deep and beautiful.

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