Writing Out Loud

Trees…I haven’t forgotten…

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I haven’t forgotten you know
those others the ones I thought
I could live without whose every
bough and twig I recall even now
even this far away or this close.

I remember still the way they had
that protective way that
had they spoken would have
comforted me much as my mother’s
voice did once in another life.

I left them, too, as I had her but
looked back often wishing I hadn’t
and now they’re all gone she them
and all I have left are the shadows
that fall before me
your shadows
not theirs
not hers


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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