“And the forest will echo with laughter.” -Led Zeppelin lyric
The Forest, (c) 2020 by Pamela Schloesser Canepa
The forest is deep and far and wide
lush with ideas and thoughts
coming at us all at once…
layers and layers of thoughts
The changing path, the creatures on the way
the weather falling down on us
or sunshine guiding our way.
Layers and layers to peel away and discover
or some that we bury and keep covered,
like leaves on a forest floor.
The innocent child goes forth to explore…
The tainted, jaded adult hangs back
Says, “No, we probably shouldn’t.”
Clings to coffee and her wallet,
Poised, tense, ready to self-protect.
Which one wins?
Can one just leave the forest untouched?
For it grows inside of the mind,
imagination soars, or holds you behind.
Which one will you choose?
*The above photo is a Pixabay photo.