Is That Your Body Blocking the Light?

Across this lawn,

blacktop of shadow
cast between us.
Darkness you did not intend.

How can you, Oak Tree of seventy,
be obscurity and beacon, both?
Through leaves,
I hear whispers growing fainter
Sh- sh- sh, until we share

each other’s air again.

Bethany Rohde  

All poems, art, and photos are public domain, creative commons, or used by permission of author or publisher. Photo by Eric Hossinger, via Flickr.
Artist Debbie Young

Art by Harold Sikkema

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