Being Known
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Being Known

A Tree’s Secret

Reminded me of my own and gave me a lesson

Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay

I watched a tree’s shadow reach over the grasses
as it scripted a plea for my attention
to see the bone-chilling cold of this reality
amplifying by a wintery scene.

As the sun moved, the tree’s shadow transformed
exposing half its branches, then a full circle…



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Carolyn Riker

Carolyn Riker

Poetry is my first love. Inspired by intuition & my chunky ginger cat. My favorite place is by the sea, sipping espressos and daydreaming.