parallel of a dead oak

by Natalie Perman

a tree dissevered

dissevered a tree                                                roots worms

                                                                         clear in green water 

a deified root                                                    

deified worms

                                                                         a tree dissevered 

                                                                         translucent in green water

a tree painted                                                    the reflection of

hollow                                                              the landscape of woods


its own reflection                                              blood roots under water 

                                                                         will change us

red leaves like

a final longing

                                                                         for a tree

for a tree




a tree

in a clearing