it mystifies me. 

it’s a just known unknown.

you know what I mean? 

like the pit you tossed in the backyard

that grew into a tree.

you weren’t expecting it

but now you can’t remember 

what it was like before the shade 

and fallen leaves.

it’s a fixture now.

a calendar for the days.

the mark of your existence.

it’s beautiful,

even as it dies

and you think

“fuck, where will I find 

the shade beneath the tree?”

– SC 

18 thoughts on “shade 

    1. Thank you so much. Haha, I’m a terrible teacher and I don’t think I’m anywhere near the level I want to be.. Regardless I appreciate your words, they are the best motivation to continue growing. Much obliged.

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