With outstretched arms

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You stroked my face

as you hugged me

with your woody embrace

standing tall

on your roots

I held you close

 

Your woody musk

enveloped my skin

breathing life

into my belly

you led the dance

as we swayed with the wind

 

You translated secrets

of ancient stories

etched into your bark

an encoded history

written into the symmetry

of perfection

 

Responding to touch

we outstretched our arms

to the sun

the shared meaning

of two life forms

committed to growth