eaten by the trees

now that you're alone
in the pouring rain
forget about the past
get eaten by the trees

the swaying tamaracks,
the silhouetted pines,
tall poetic poplars,
and ceders all around

they're all leaning over
haunting you like ghosts
they sing that haunting song
of silence and remorse

and you dance with the trees
like a madman in the woods
because no-one understands you
but the forest understands you.

The stars up in the sky
The water in the stream
the mountains in the distance
the northern summer wind

and if you stop you'll notice
that they're all slowly crying
and i'm sure you can relate
because you're crying, too

may 7, 2021