I fell deep in this fissure
Eluded the forensic harvesting of the scavenging crows
Grew stunted, bent and twisted
Lashed and bound by the cliff-top blows
n.b. A light piece sprouting from an engaging three hours at the “Trees; Awes & Inspirations” poetry workshop led by Stephen Boyce – a Portsmouth Book Fest 2020 event.
Stephen’s latest collection, ‘The Blue Tree’ is worth reading. A beautiful collection from an accomplished poet. It is published by Indigo Dreams Publishing.