Writing Out Loud

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how do I say
“I’m sorry”

for abandoning you
to another’s aesthetic
another’s opinion
of your value
in the grand scheme
how to atone
for making your
mass demise
at his hands
I cherished you
and hoped
I’d passed that on
to one whose
seemed as rooted
as you were then
but something
just below
the surface
should have told me
all I needed to know
when I signed
your fates
over to him
who thought you all
do I seek out
others of your kind
in wilder spots
where the chances
of such a one intruding
are slim
where your kind
would uproot themselves
to wage war
against the
against progress
against others
like him
mea culpa
a billion times over
for as many leaves
as have sustained me
or rustlings that
spoke to me
soothed me
moved me forward
through dark places
and whom I ever
I could



Author: raelove1950

I've been writing personally and professionally for over 40 years, and recently started writing books for Amazon Kindle. During the last 25 years, I have also written for the Journal Tribune in Biddeford, Maine; the Maine Sunday Telegram in Portland, Maine; Current Publishing in Westbrook, Maine; and the Reporter, a weekly newspaper based in Waterboro, Maine. I recently released a book entitled "From the Urban Wilderness: Life in the Southern Maine Woods," which is a collection of essays taken from a weekly column I wrote for the Journal Tribune from 2010 to 2016. It is available from Amazon.com and CreateSpaceStore.com .

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