I Wrap Myself in Solitude by Tiina Nunnally


Is it possible
to have a deep-rooted tree
growing inside me?

A descendant of
the Nordic Yggdrasil or
an old Finnish birch?

Not a spruce or pine;
a leafy tree that changes
as the seasons shift

A lean and sturdy
trunk, strong limbs, and once a year
a glorious crown

Not this year, maybe
not the next, but one day this
tree will bloom again