what we took for dead
dying decayed the stumps
of cedar fir even hemlock
many sprouting babies

persist where living/dying
among the young trees
that stand around me now
& watch me moving
among them watching
from their green eyes

be wildered she said
the river was teaching
beside me & the stumps
continued to feed & care
the young may I follow
this path on which
we are

Scott Lawrance
nymph falls park,
feb 7, 2022

About the Author

Scott Lawrance is a writer who lives in Cumberland, B.C. He has done a lot of stuff, read a lot of books, and is disappointed that the world is getting worse, but it’s still a beautiful place to get born into.