April 9th — A Poem A Day

Dead Tree Standing

Without leaves for seasons
innumerable,
its branches long since
snapped away, only its trunk remains
stabbing defiantly toward
the sky.
Perhaps some glimmer of life,
some memory of green,
still pulses through its core
as it watches yet one more
Sunrise at Maple River.

CLA

Poetic Asides, Day 9
Prompt: write about memories

photograph originally posted on Controlled Chaos
June 30th, 2006
Photographer: Rob Harrington

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