TRAVELLER

Written by: Esson Alumbugu

Traveller camp not by me 
for the 
night
I am but a barren and 
rootless 
tree
Stranger repose not your 
bones at my site.
For the dream you seek out 
is not 
with me
The troubles you flee from I 
have 
my own
The warmth that you crave 
for I 
cannot be.
Move on for with me you 
are 
still alone
My shade you could take 
but I 
bear no fruits
Nor host bee hives to be 
victuals for none
Beyond are grapes and 
many shaded roots.