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In roots of Maple tree

to my love

By Salomé SaffiriPublished 4 months ago Updated 4 months ago 1 min read
In roots of Maple tree
Photo by Ricardo Martins on Unsplash

I placed you, tightly wrapped in shirt,

In roots of maple tree

When it’s my time to lie in dirt

I hope you’ll wait for me


I think through heavy clouds of grief

Of things that we’ve been through..

Your soul glides down as maple leaf;

Of course I’ll wait for you


I listen with the opened mind

Past what the eye can see

For answer that I hope to find:

I hope you’ll wait for me


Your body lies in roots beneath,

Caressed by morning dew

You whisper in the summer breeze

Of course I’ll wait for you


Like wind that rustles in the trees

Your soul is running free

Unbound by body, filled with ease

I know you'll wait for me

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About the Creator

Salomé Saffiri

Writing - is my purpose. I feel elated when my thoughts assume shapes, and turn into Timberwolves, running through the snowbound planes of fresh paper, leaving the black ink of their paw prints behind.

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  • E.K. Daniels4 months ago

    “Your soul glides down in maple leaf”—what beautiful imagery and metaphor. Lovely piece.

  • Awww, Lisa 🥺❤️ Your poem was so poignantly beautiful! I loved it with all my heart!

  • John Cox4 months ago

    This is a beautiful, lyrical elegy, Salome! Absolutely heartbreaking. 😢

  • Alyssa Nicole4 months ago

    This is such a lovely and heartfelt dedication. Your writing is beautiful!

  • Joe Patterson4 months ago

    Beautifully conceived.

  • J4 months ago

    I don't know why your work keeps reminding me of her (yes, I do), but another Ani song popped into my head reading this. 'Hearse', this time. Thank you for moving me, yet again.

  • Beautiful

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