Your Branches

(written May 2023)

Photo by Min An on

Like a tree
you remain rooted
in my mind.
like branches intertwine
my daily life.
Thoughts of long ago
when you were almost mine.
With every passing year,
the tree becomes more bare.
As the leaves blow off
in the wind with
the words I write.
I search the sky,
hoping to find a ray
of light and by night
I wish upon stars.
But I see no spark.
Nothing to indicate
you think of me too.
And so my garden
of hope is without flowers.
Devoid of colour or
sweet perfume.
Your branches, however,
I cannot

Copyright © 2023 Maggie Watson All Rights Reserved

Published by In the Shadow of my Pen

Indie Poet and Author✍️ of four collections of poetry. Chronic Fatigue Warrior💪 Volunteer, Solo Traveller✈️ and Yogi🙏. Spilling ink from my heart and soul. My writing is real and raw, so if you are looking for a fairy tale you are on the wrong site!

7 thoughts on “Your Branches

  1. You have captured the experience of memories wonderfully! My favorite lines were those final few
    “Your branches, however,
    I cannot

    It’s something I have pondered often – if I could remove certain memories would I/should I?

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