Both/And

Both tender shoot of gentle grace–my intent to ever show,

and strongish oak of thick-skinned strength, unaware at times (I know!)

Mornings, noons, and single nights, this boy’s curse to hesitate

I grow and stretch with open eyes, the sweetest nursemaid makes me wait . . .


Photograph “Covered” 12.4.2019 7:58 a.m. PDT Milwaukie, Oregon © 2019 Timothy