INTO THE WOODS

elinka: Olari Ionut

The trees are alive.

They are moving.

They are surrounding me.

Touching me with

their skinny arms.

Throwing leaves

in my face.

They are now circling me.

Their arms reaching

up to the sky.

Closing off the light.

Blocking the sun.

Why is this happening?

What did I do to deserve this?

Hey!

Stop touching me.

Stop pulling on me.

What’s that sound?

A high-pitched sound.

Oh.

That’s my alarm clock.

A NEW BEGINNING

A NEW BEGINNING

 

A picture is definitely worth a thousand words.
This picture makes me feel relaxed and at peace.
The rain hitting the puddles hypnotizes and soothes me.
The beautiful scenery is being washed and renewed
by the cold crisp rain.
The tree’s branches hang low
from the weight of the water.
The flowers lift their colorful faces
for their washing.
Afterward, everything will smell wet and clean.
The sun will reveal the wet sheen covering the earth.
All will be fresh for a new day–a new beginning.