Writing Out Loud

Trees…you are

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Trees…

…you are the last things I see when night falls

the first when light returns

materializing from the dimness

giving substance to this perch of mine

among you

a birds’ nest of sorts

where visited daily by doves and finches

I share my space with crows and jays

and others that turn to me for sustenance.

‘Tis an awesome mandate this

keeping them filled and warm against winter’s winds

knowing all the while that if I fail

I fail them and their kind and that

is unacceptable for one who dwells

in you

like they do

who seeks shelter among your boughs

though leafless now still welcoming

still safe.

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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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