(a child’s way) into the wood


there is a

I was told
by a bird

there is
a way

I believe
that I dreamed
I saw
water osmosed

I could enter …
a mineral

I could travel
through roots
up into the live wood

and I would be …

I’d be …

I could just
hold this trunk

I could hug it
and close my eyes

just pretend
I am one
and it will
keep me

while I’m here …

I can count
up to one
and then
to two

if I count
long enough
then maybe
all the world
will clean up

perhaps …

perhaps …

I’ll find my way
this wood


Written for Hélène Vaillant’s WHAT DO YOU SEE? MAY 7/2019 Picture Prompt

10 thoughts on “(a child’s way) into the wood

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