Free verse, look

Yes, just look

Just look around

Look around you

round you

You

are here and I am here

You are here like me

I am here like me

will look at you

And I will peer at me

you shall peer at you

Stare at you

I am your peer

My peer is you

And I am here

Without you looking

Or not. I am not a tree

And I do not need to fall so you will hear me

But ‘haps I WILL

and that’s the only way you will help me.

If I fall

I make a sound

And if I stand

What do I do?

If I fall

I do not know if I’ll get up.

If I fall

I do not know what I could do

For I was hurt before the fall ever began

Not scraped knees.

I was hurt before the fall ever began

For mostly all the trees and all my lives

For mostly all my thoughts and all the jokes

I was hurt before the fall ever began

And when the fall begins what shall I do?

When the fall begins perhaps you’ll we’ll I’ll hear

perhaps the trees will know and hide.

What if our trees never make a sound?

It will keep on hurting till they do,

‘haps half looks, half listening, half caring all means regret

But I couldn’t know or say.

shall look around me and see nothing

Nothing because mostly all our atoms are empty space

empty space

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But keep going please

Keep going please keep going

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