taut sinews

by Elouise

P1030383

taut sinews
connect thick roots
with massive trunk

gaping scars
replace fallen limbs
with crude markers

overhead
leaves proliferate
on short thin stems

underneath
gather the fallen
food for the earth

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© Elouise Renich Fraser, 30 June 2015
Photo credit: DAFraser, July 2014
Longwood Gardens, Beech Tree