Your Forest Heart

I wander toward your forest heart,
sustaining shadows, hidden thorns,
regarding rises, roots, and rocks,

then scale your branches, stubborn earth,
and shuffle through last autumn's leaves
to study these geographies.

Such wonders summon me to stay:
to seek what dwells here any day
or howls throughout a wild night
or conjures fury, grief, or fright.

I venture through this obscure land,
exploring love to understand.

Your Forest Heart © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: December 1, 2020