in the trees, hung from a pine the rope and plank, above the root you kick to push, this same one causes you to tuck your feet up, if you’ve got someone behind you. the wheel rolls back here until time grants traction speak enough of you, no more push against the root, and lift. pine beetle and winter kill time and sickness, broken at the heart, kicking skyward no other body, other mind here just a soul flickering blue green, barkless resin sparks and pops. you have a choice. charcoal fill the hole, or wait for a mossy pool, not tears just years of rain shattering illusions that tiny significance is less eternal than any other. there you are, at my back after all, that’s true.