Broken at the 
bending place.
Fractured limbs.
Shattered pieces.
Only these remain.
Cut down.
No shade.
No shelter.
No before.
Only after.
These words. 
Not simply  
a narrative for trees.
In the aftermath, 
they describe us too.

© 2019 Jennifer N. Fenwick
Photo by Jane Smith

In the Eye of the Storm: Stories of Survival and Hope from the Florida Panhandle. Available on Amazon. Monies earned from sales benefit the United Way of Northwest Florida Hurricane Micheal Relief and Disaster Fund.