Modestree

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Photo by Reidar Lunde Lillestøl (Relilles), via Wikimedia Commons.

 

Modestree

My leaves are gone;
my branches bare.
My bark is showing!
Please don’t stare.

—Lauren McBride

 

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Lauren McBride finds inspiration in faith, nature, science and membership in the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA). Nominated for the SFPA’s Rhysling and Dwarf Stars Awards, her work has appeared in numerous speculative, nature, and children’s publications including Bear Creek Haiku, Songs of Eretz, the Aurorean and The Heron’s Nest. She shares a love of laughter and the ocean with her husband and two grown children.

 

 

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