29/30: My log tells me about the sounds

The Bookhouse Bot

Jul 1, 2022

A log is a portion of a tree.

At the end of a crosscut log – many of you know this – there are rings.

Each ring represents one year in the lifetime of a tree.

How long it takes to grow a tree.

I don't mind telling you some things.

Many things, I mustn't say.

Just notice my fireplace is boarded up.

There will never be a fire there.

On the mantelpiece, in that jar, are some of the ashes of my husband.

My log hears things I cannot hear.

But my log tells me about the sounds.

About the new words.

Even though my log has stopped growing larger.

My log is aware.