What the Woods Said

You can’t withdraw, one said.
Another, as I passed
and ran my hand along her bark,
went on to add, You can deny,
of course; and you can
assuredly forget.
As I walked on, the woods
chorused behind me,
But in the natural world,
family is family, and that,
my friend is that.

                        ©Susa Silvermarie 2019

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