Erica Vega

About Place Journal, Volume II Issue I
Trees

 
THE BALLAD OF FORESTS
for Jack Spicer
 
There is a forest of one tree,
It is stripped of its leaves.
 
Look how you curve against the wind
Curve against the wind.
 
There is a forest of ten-thousand trees,
It is stripped of its roots.
 
Look how you curve against the wind
Curve against the wind.
 
Because I walked through the roots
I have scraped my feet
 
Look how you curve against the wind
Curve the wind.
 
 
 
Erica Vega is a graduate from the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing where she studied both Poetry & Fiction. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Guard, Cabildo Quarterly, and River Pine Anthology of Civic Discourse. She is working on her first novel The Tragedy of William Kuznyetsov: A Definition.
 
 

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