EXPOSED by Louise Gallagher Exposed bare naked limbs leafless hanging on to memory of a branch fallen against wind-worn trunk standing stalwart against time and weather battering limbs and breaking boughs made fragile by the wind blowing relentless through your branches sheltering the sap within that flows more slowly now with each passing season. I lean against your body scars and ridges harsh against my cheek. I too am facing time’s relentless pull I whisper into the wrinkles etched upon your weathered skin. My body tells the same story of time passing of life lived sometimes walking with the wind sometimes against my limbs move, not as smoothly now, the bones more fragile able to break with one fall yet still I stand stalwart against time while inside the blood flows sluggish as I weather life’s journey leaving me exposed to each passing season.
25 Thursday Mar 2021
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