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Forest Trail

I am the forest trail
steep and dangerous
expansive and free
my rocks could be your bearings
or they could give away under your feet
I can offer water and refuge
or a maze tight as a wreath
colours from sky to soil
air organic and wild
you might question the way you used to breathe
climb great heights
trip on roots wrought deep
find views not to be forgotten
tame the animals you meet
life here perseveres
even when it is delicate and thin
and many trample on the trail
to explore what's within
but the guides warn
do not disturb the earth
for once you pluck what's living
there's only diminishing returns
now the streams are hissing
moon and stars are reminiscing
you took only a leaf
but I can feel 
it is missing.

Copyright © Krystal Cochrane | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 11/15/2016 6:30:00 PM

    Metaphorical magic!
  1. Date: 11/1/2016 9:57:00 PM

    cool personification krystal.
  1. Date: 11/1/2016 4:47:00 PM

    This is a beautiful poem Krystal. These days they are plucking everything from the earth and leaving nothing, as we rush to our self destruction. A pleasure to read you today, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 11/1/2016 2:31:00 PM

    I loved this Krystal, it was as if I was on a journey through your words and as I took in the beauty I also learned not to disturb it, or else. Really nicely done.