roots

Heather Marzano 2020

our hearts are tree roots
roots that have the potential
to reach out continuously
with endless possibilities for connection
however, my roots are broken
my roots are rotting
my roots are encased in concrete
you say roots can overcome
especially with the support of the forest
but i am a lonely tree
my roots are knotted and severed


i want you more than
i wanted anyone


but i can’t give you all of me
it would ruin it all
no love can withstand
roots encased in concrete

Artwork: Miles Johnston, Agony, 2018