the tallest

You are the tallest tree
in the forest.
I tried to climb you
and reach your very top
but your falling leaves kept
falling and pushed me down
your thick trunk.

They buried me in layers and
layers of leaves on the
forest floor.
When I tried to get up
I found they were not leaves
but tears.

I asked if you were crying
and you said they must be tears
from a taller tree above you.

The inspiration for this poem comes from Zachary Schomburg’s Scary, No Scary.


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