Poetry (Day 195): Paperbark

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     Paperbark

Paperbark trees throwing
hastily scribbled notes
onto the ground
like a thousand
messages in bottles.
SEND HELP.
But the notes are in a language
we can’t read, in ink
we can’t see, and the trees
are left to wonder
why we ignore their pleas.

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