Wood Or Skin

Wood Or Skin

A Poem by J.L.Hopper

Wood Or Skin v2
Somedays i feel like  a tree

My leaves soaking up the sun
My branches spreading wide
My bark strong and unbreakable
My roots planted deep in the earth

And yet

Somedays i feel like a tree

My hair falling like withered leaves
My skeletal branches reaching for nothing 
My bark cracked and falling away
And my roots weak and shallow 
Feeling as though i will topple and rot away in the dirt

Most days i feel like me but.........
Somedays i feel like a tree

© 2017 J.L.Hopper

Author's Note

Recorded As Spoken Word https://jlhopperpoetry.bandcamp.com/

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Amazing imagery. The strength and character of the arbor and then, the complexity of our humanity.

Posted 1 Year Ago

This is really awesome, love the reference of a tree and you. Very intriguing write.

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on December 29, 2017
Last Updated on December 29, 2017
Tags: Human, Nature, Dark, Sad



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