Only the trees knew the truth.
The sounds of nature soothed her.
A mysterious path. A new adventure.
She found peace in the forest.
The forest has such
a plethora of lovely,
vibrant fall colors
“Can I take one home, Mom?”
Penny had been lost in her thoughts. Going through a divorce was draining all her energy. She had been hoping spending some time out here with her daughter would help.
“The flower,” Lily said, pointing. “It’s pretty. Can I have one?”
Penny shook her head. “No, honey. That flower belongs here. How about we plant a new one when we get home?”
Lily frowned but then nodded. “Okay. But only if Daddy helps us plant it.”
Penny sighed. “We’ll see if daddy wants to help.”
Well, at least she could enjoy the flowers.
The birds chirped and the
rising crescendo of song
brought the woods to life
This finite planet
we live on needs love and care
not greed and hatred
Slight chill in the air
Summer goes by so quickly
Fall will be here soon
Waiting by the lake
We can share this shade for now
Then go our own ways