Saturday, May 03, 2008

tree story

a sun beats down
on the sorry brow
of a young boy
trapped inside
the body of a tree

five hundred years old
and twisted
with toes and thorns
and knots that beget
all real pain and grief

his heart beats
pumping veins of water
to ill branches
and dying leaves

but in his purgatory
he sees the world
as a king upon a kingdom
in all of its brilliance
and all of its turmoil
and beauty

and wonder.

1 comment:

Girlcreeture said...

Brendan Monroe makes beautiful sad creetures.

He is more wondrous than the world.