Prayer to a Chained Wilderness

When I saw 

the size of 

the Silver Chain

that tethered you

to that tree

I couldn’t help


what I could 

have done

to force your



Coal Black

Body to be

so brutally

 restrained –

You, the embodiment

of Wilderness

and Wisdom.

I so desperately

want to love you


A Haunting

overcomes me

along with 

a river of 

unshed tears.

All I can see

and feel

are those heavy

metal chains.

And the tree?

So much Grief

between you.

How can I

Be forgiven? 

Please come back,

I beg you.

Give me

another chance…

Show me

how to 

let you go.

 Can’t we end

Undeserved Abuse?

January 22 2021

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