March 25

Damp Rises

Damp Rises


Damp rises

Flagstones chill under my feet

Rheumatic aches for prizes

Making me crave the heat


Trees stand in the damp looking neglected

Wind demands bare arms to creak

Yet under them I feel protected

Reassuring me it is safe to speak


The ground drinks

Gaping maw to the full

Gullies at the brink

Gravity their pull


The earth submits to the cleansing 

A brutal cold scrubbing

But the trees remain unbending

For the rain is their loving


~Charlotte Greer Slater     1.11


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Posted March 25, 2020 by Charlotte Von Woffle Greer in category "All of Charlotte's Poetry

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From Review: "Charlotte Von Woffle Greer is an artist in the truest sense of the word. Tormented, embattled, strong, fearless and fearful. Curious, and full of wonder yet jaded and defeated at times. An artist shares what they feel. A true and brave artist shares what they feel completely as Charlotte does, in these pages." -Erik Johnson