we’re all just trees

trees are full of sap
just like you
and if you don’t trim them
they get shaggy, too
trees need a foundation
to dig their roots into
you find yourself in me
I find myself in you

trees need oxygen
like we do to breathe
we all need the sun
for power and for heat
sometimes we fall
and drop all our leaves
so, if you think about it,
we’re all just trees

Based upon the Heart Sutra
Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha

© Rylan Skelly, July 2018

About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo and I love all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between. I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns. I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse. I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with. And I am a doing being, just like you!


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