Cycle of Life

Response to Bartholomew Barker’s Monday three word prompt Dark, Frost, Long.

Cold dark nights

Eternity covered in biting frost

Trees long on earth sag

beneath the weight

Frigid wind cuts through limbs

aged and brittle

New growth has ceased

decay creeps ever upward

Barren branches creak

the ground shakes

A massive limb breaks free

thundering to the ground

The forest rejoices

a limb to feed the soil

The trees weep

another ancient is dying

Roots dry and shatter

beneath the frozen ground

making room for seedlings

The cycle of life continues

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