The Woman in The Tree


Feet were planted beneath the ground

calves invisible inside the wood

bark grew shiny where the feminine body

prepared to expose a hint of thigh.


There it was a shapely ass

and the line of her spine rose up and

surrendered again into the tree

shoulders neck head concealed.


Until the arms were freed

yielding to the organic design

hands splintered into a multitude of

fingers budding green into the blue sky.