“Tree Roots/Life Water”

Hello again! I seem to have taken my usual summer sabbatical. Today’s “fall weather” has me back in the swing of things, I guess. Here’s something I wrote yesterday. We’ll see if “Indian Summer” keeps me from doing more!

“Tree Roots/Life Water”

A tree grows

In the middle of

the stream


The rushing waters ebb

and flow

around it


Sometimes threatening to tear it

from its precarious hold

on the earth

and its life


Sometimes retreating

leaving it stranded and




The tree lives

for the waters


and fights


against them


The struggle

deepens the roots

and the branches



Daniel J. Cox


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