small, overwhelmed, weary, alone.
cut-off, discarded, afraid, alone.
misunderstood, wounded, deserted, alone.
their invisible eyes rest upon knowing limbs, see her
beaten, lost, abused, alone.
their declaration muffled, one to the other
empty, damaged, flawed, alone.
their wisdom departed, held by the hush
unsure, wishful, exhausted, alone.
Cottonwood and Oak, Maple and Spruce, agreed
Quieted, Awed, Encouraged, Embraced.
their parting now intent to show her the way