Spirit of the Red Oak (105)
Laid on your side. Felled after death could be worse.
Worm eaten carcass. Harbour of sustenance.
Divulge secrets the ear will admire. Compose mysteries that calm the heart.
Caress open wounds. Heal with words imbued with strength.
Sap and fiber instruct with care. Heartwood speaking truth.
Red oak spirit escaping with moisture. Ancient message received.
A poem a day for 365 days. This is poem number 105.