A long time ago, I trusted them. I trusted them to take care of my creations, and to protect my saplings from harm. It never occurred to me that my creations would need protecting from them.
A long time ago, I gave them life. I gave them the cleanest air to breathe, and the freshest food. I gave them shelter from the elements and wood to burn for warmth. It never occurred to me that they would refuse to put out the fire.
A long time ago, I gave them a chance. Now, I know better. Now, I’m taking back my last surviving tree. Now, I’m taking back the life I gave.
© Jade M. Wong 2016
Written for MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge Prompt #113. My very first time writing something for one of their prompts!
I’m also experimenting with prose poetry. Does this even count as prose poetry? My muse says yes, but I’m a little more skeptical. What do you guys think?