Posted by: Ron DuBour | January 5, 2018

Daily missive for Friday the 5th of January.~by Peter Forster



Daily missive for Friday the 5th of January.

There is nothing
But the tree
Proud it stands
Growing taller
Different every day
Its branches catch the wind
The leaves, miniature sails
Glisten in silent concert
A glorious symphony
Straining to reposition
Turning as the sun
Moves through the heavens
Fluttering in the breeze
They communicate
A beautiful despair
In the foreground
All is desolate
A faded despond
A featureless world
Painted in sadness
Reflecting the emptiness
In the hollow
At the bottom of a well
At the ending of the world
Only the tree
Bears fruit
Ripe enough to eat
Out of reach
Existing in temptation
It calls
A siren
Echoing through wide canyons
Of melancholy
Only the tree
Standing by you
So far away
And yet
Just beyond my finger tips
If I reach out
Lean a little bit further
Perhaps I will tear
The canvas
The image will overturn
And it will
Crash right in on me.

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