Poem – “Root”

Root

I carried your love and bore its growth
A parasitic tree that uprooted the rest
At first I believed it was an embryo
Something precious to be cherished
But then I realized it was cancerous
I was the forest and you were the flame

©S. M. Shuford 2018
Follow my poetry on Tumblr.
Add my upcoming collection on Goodreads.

Advertisements

Leave a 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