Tree Hugger

“I love you” I say to the tree.

Silence, at first

then a rustling of leaves

but, I get it…

of course it’s reciprocal.

Then, “Just Breathe…”

says the tree, softly

“and know you are loved”

and I breathe…

and I breathe love

and I feel love

and I am loved

and I am love.

“Thank you” I say to the tree.


Then, just a soft rustling of leaves.

I feel alive

I feel gratitude

I smile…

Then I walk over

and give my friend a hug.

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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