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don’t look at me
the way you look at the wolf tree:
roots abound, wild and astray,
my base unlike, dissimilar—
too wide.
my crown charred, snapped,
broken like my mind.

yes, i once grew up in a open space
only to suffocate those who came after me.
so i am unruly
but please don’t try
to saw my branches,
don’t make me fit in
your enclosed embrace.

don’t look at me
the way you would at something broken,
through a castle of ivy,
behind the shadow of a rock wall.

you should try to stop looking through cracks:
lower down your guard
to see me,

not to fix me
but to love me—
the wolf tree.…

I think my college has a lot of wolf trees here (and I mean actual trees, not people like wolf trees)? That would explain a lot...

Anyway, I'm super pleased with this. I was working on my story, was doing some research, and came across wolf trees. Immediately, I was inspired to write this and did so in no time as my emotions were on board.

 I am extremely pleased with this! Suggestions, as always, are welcome.
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hgardnerda Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017   Artist
TheInfiniteChaos Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is really powerful, and the emotions you're getting across are quite vivid!
Great work as always!
Koahara Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!!
Kiyo-Poetry Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Professional
Wow! I absolutely love the depth and meaning behind this piece; wonderful stuff (:
Koahara Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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