Skin Deep

Portable Forest: SKIN DEEP
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skin deep
Rained last night
Cool and bright this morning
Dampness brought out the red efts; helped 9 cross road
Distinct smell of green- recently chewed leaves
I come upon the brilliant, white, enormous birch, now resting on the wet brown-ness
Yesterday, I had admired its soaring heights, its strength of purpose and design
What stories have been protected, hidden, under that white armor?
I missed the hints, warning signs, changes
Beautiful mask