I am / Don't Be Afraid to Branch Out

By Russell March

Editor's Note: This is a piece created by a Fort Lyon resident in one of our creative writing classes led by writer-in-residence Kathy Conde last fall. 

I am a tree

deeply rooted

growing 

giving unequivocally 

I am a tree

dancing

hugging the wind

filling the air with the sweet scent of Pine

I am a tree

solid 

beautiful 

unique 

I am  a tree

a protector 

a practitioner of the Fibonacci sequence 

I am a tree

I am a tree.

I am not a bucket of ashes.