• Gary Hunter

The Story of Pruning - Aug. 22, 2022

hope that snapped off in a storm

regrets dropped and stepped on

failures too heavy to hold on

the sticks and twigs

that were once a branch

broke off and fell

then shattered some more

we are the tree

that can’t hold on

to all parts of itself

too much shade

and suckers might sprout

a tangled mess

clawing for the light

it’s the story of pruning

of cutting off

letting go

but always

from the severed edge

new growth

1 view

Recent Posts

See All

don’t call him at dawn or knock even if the lights are still on he’s up but unavailable already gone to a world the bans casual conversation he’s sent invitations in his dreams to bring words toget

no electric fans just dreams on the sleeping porch a cool midnight wind

try cucumber cooked there’s a new kid in the soup kicking some old tongues