J. R. Solonche

Winter Trees

I marvel
at how
they prepare,

at how they
lie down
while standing

as tall
as ever
in the ground,

(at how they
look like they
are standing

as tall as
ever while they
are lying down),

at how they
become seeds
of themselves again.

JR Solonche is author of Beautiful Day (Deerbrook Editions), Won’t Be Long (Deerbrook Editions), Heart’s Content (Five Oaks Press), and coauthor of Peach Girl: Poems for a Chinese Daughter (Grayson Books).