Letters & Pixels #25

Tree Height

Bone are
these arms & legs
toes
and even fingertips
stretching across time and
geography
- a body.

You feel it,
know it,
because you're still there
among the ideals or because
the negative space
of where you once
clustered
haunts.

Don't fear the loss;
the farther you fall
the closer you come to
a waiting fertility made
rich
by the hustle
of fighting gravity