Aspen

Words come quaking

like aspen leaves 

from my lips

in a language I do not recognize,

trembling with each small invisible breath.

Silver and green syllables 

twirl on their paper thin petioles, 

catching every zephyr you send. 

These are my little offerings.

 

I’m reeling,  

It’s precarious, this tilt of earth.

I find balance 

leaning up the mountain.

I steady myself against the sky.

I drop lower branches, 

stripping, lightening

to find more light.

It leaves another eye every time.

My many eyes 

keep gazing, 

looking right at You. 

One thought on “Aspen

Leave a Reply to tabeasley Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s