"Branches and Limbs" by Amanda Hall

Updated: Oct 28

Branches and Limbs

by Amanda Hall, Lock Haven University

The trees outside my window

grow like lovers.

Their bodies are planted close

and their branches are intertwined.

It is almost impossible to tell

what leaves belong to which tree

as they caress each other’s faces.

Like under billowed sheets,

roots tangle together.

These trees breathe into each other,

sweet and warm,

the way whispers of adoration

flow from puffy lips.

Everything ceases to exist.

There are only these two

in the whole world,

and there only ever was.

They are one.

They rise together, thrive together,

fall together, rest together.

Two hearts growing together.

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