Leaf Me Alone

Don't let your
Bitter acid teeth
Bite into me
I bleed of you
Give us relief
Some jawless mercy
Woodman’s grief
Whispered heresy
Verdant cowboy
To your sap
Be true

He swings to me
The burning beech
But begs to differ
Out of reach
The oak, the chestnut
Screeching saws
Our shining glades
May soon be shadows
Glinting groves
Enticing shades



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