It’s been so long since I’ve
walked in these woods,
surrounded by trees
on a humid summer night.
It’s dusk and tree cover provides
shade on the trails, but we still
huff, puff with each mile.
Fallen branches block the path – victims of fierce
summer storms that rolled
through the park after dark
and sowed destruction.
It’s okay – we walk around obstacles,
listen to singing cicadas,
relish this time in the woods.
(Photo by Andrea Pogliani on Unsplash)