LIGHTNING TREE

dead tree

Wizened, withered
Lightning tree
Protective bark
Gradually
Fell away
Wood faded
Weathered gray

A lookout
For birds of prey
Life flowing sap
No longer reached
Branches, leaves
Capillary action
Stilled forever

An old giant
Stood alone
Swayed in
Stormy wind
Refused to fall
Refused to yield

Author: warturoadam77p

70 year old married retired communications worker with three grown children, transplanted from the Midwest to the sunny Gulf Coast.

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