Green MAG

February 20, 2014
By somnia_lunae BRONZE, Mcdonough, Georgia
somnia_lunae BRONZE, Mcdonough, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
It's better to burn out than fade away. -Kurt Cobain


The branches
looked full,
lush,
green.
They beckoned me forth,
whispering my name
against the breeze.
I reached forward
gently,
slowly
to touch a leaf,
to wrap pale fingers around strong branches
and hold myself steady.
But at my fingers
they turned
gray and bare.
Brittle.
Withering
at my
touch.


The author's comments:
This piece was written as a metaphor. The branches are a person, someone you would like to get close to. But as you try, you smother them. Accidentally. You involuntarily suppress them and they shy away from you.

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