English My Pen Pen Verse

Sylvia’s tree

Only the branches seem to grow
and multiply
– like Sylvia’s tree.

I should not depend
on the wind as guide
– it changes all the time.

But the speed with
which I need to grow
(do I?)
may well be
the death of me.

Shallow roots grow faster
but never hold.

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2 comments on “Sylvia’s tree

  1. Does the Sylvia refer to Sylvia Plath by any chance? A beautiful insight into the challenges of life.

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