Writing Out Loud

Trees…you are me…

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                             you are me

and I am you

in so many

senses of the words

that I forget


that I am not

like you

bound to a

single spot


to your entrapment

nor are you

like me

able to flee

from danger

the sound of saws

or of tiny jaws

consuming you


or toppling you


where we are

most alike

is in our words

stating simply

that blood

sap sunlight


it’s all the same

that without them

we die

we cease to blush

as the light

turns from us

we shed


and bad choices

then wait

till we are

green again


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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