Surrender


I am a sapling
in the forest
of your love,
endangered
by the wild winds
of your passion.
Thunder trembles
my limbs,
lightning sparks
my branches.
Tornadic pulsations
crumble the trunk
of my resistance.
Warning sirens blow
on deaf timbers --
you uproot me.




Copyright 1994 Ruth Gillis

Previously published in the March/April 1995 issue of Poetic Page


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