Bear Rubbers.


Bear Rubbers.

The skin of trees

wraps tightly like

convoluted highways

to the heavens.

Traversed by the

most insignificant,

here the endless

trails of insects


Deeply grooved

like the faces of

old men, with

knobby protrusions

extending from limbs,
one can almost see

Methuselah in the

many varied twists

and shadowed patterns.

Tattooed often with

lovers declarations,

etched sharply in relief,
they are diaries to loves

long since marked and felled.

A pita wrap for


containing many

juicy tidbits,
a place to get

a grip for squirrels,

who look for

nuts all day,
Tree bark wraps

each forest dweller

from roots to crown,
as a body armor

against the harsh elements,

in layers of living love.


it's a

perfect place

for bear rubbers

to scratch

thier backs

and deer

to molt

 their antlers

and chipmunks

 to find heavenly

 sanctuary in.





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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I'm sure I'll never see

That poem as lovely as that tree!

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