Security This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

April 4, 2009
Less than a mile into the wood is
a tree
whose branches spread wide
like open arms.
There is a knothole a few feet
off the ground.
The perfect foothold to climb up to
a thick branch
that bends off into two

The ideal place to lie and
read or
write or
Just breathe.
Looking up
into its sturdy branches
Makes life seem a little more stable.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm
I like this---having a special tree as a safety place in one's life. 
 
Reader:) said...
Nov. 25, 2009 at 2:15 pm
it soothes me. read me as soon as my work comes out
 
Ta2My<3 said...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 5:27 pm
wow. I feel like it reaches the soul at an intimate level. Nice work. Really deserved to be in the magazine. 4 stars because I believe that not everything is perfect (aka 5 stars) :)
 
firstsnowfalls This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 19, 2009 at 7:40 pm
thanks! :)
 
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