Tree Rings

 A cross section of the stem of a small pine tree uncredited photographer
A cross section of the stem of a small pine tree uncredited photographer

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Tree Rings

Lisa Cox

A tree adds
Rings of life
Marking each
Change of season
I have no rings
Marking the seasons
Of this life
Only scars
Outward unusable
For dating
And inward
Invisible to all
But me
And even some invisible
To this conscious mind
Rearing their ugly
Heads
Make me
Wish someone
Had said,
“Your subconscious
Is showing”
And I could have
Tucked it away like
An errant shirt tail
Or bra strap
Counting tree rings
I realize I have
Lost count of
My seasons
And wish I could
Pull back my bark
And count rings
Instead of scars

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