Friday, September 12, 2008


I journeyed back to where the seed
became a pliant sprout
and quickly grasped the tragic need
to harbor constant doubt

for many elements can force
a tender stem to bow
by battering without remorse
the strength to disavow.

Environmental factors spurred
formation of a bark
that helps deflect debris that’s stirred
when howling tempests spark

but also hinders any form
of flexibility
with rigidness that borders on


Shirley said...

All are vulnerable at times and we all have our fences that keep the world out... and keep us in. Every night when we lock the doors I wonder if I feel safer because I'm locking the world out or because I've locked myself in! I like this one. ;)

rch said...