there were years when

climbing trees

was it

branch to branch

above it all

puzzling my way

to where birds felt at home

every tree I saw

assessed for climbability

testing assumptions

I became acquainted with bark

moss, lichens

and the emptiness of the sky

waiting for a sharp crack

of lightning



David Trudel     © 2013




Filed under Poetry

3 responses to “Trees

  1. I love this, and I too, assess trees for climbability! 🙂

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