Solitary Tree In The Distance

gloomy and overpowering

the lights on the horizon

twinkle and shine

sharing a joke

I can’t hear



dark and menacing

the cool breeze

blows through me

freezing my face

into a look of disgust

and loneliness


I see a solitary tree

in the distance

free and alone

gently waving hello

it’s branches beckoning to me

it’s leaves rustling

calling out to me


If I was a bird

I would fly to that tree

and I’d be free

and alone

and happy