“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

 

Alone

 

The tree lives

for the waters

 

and fights

 

against them

 

The struggle

deepens the roots

and the branches

 

Grow

Daniel J. Cox

08-28-2018

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