Reader Submitted Poetry

Note to Self: Learning from Nature

Written by Elysa Skalsky

let truth come through

no need to judge it

it doesn’t need to be anything but what it is

a tree intrinsically knows it is growing into a tree, doesn’t judge or envy a rose, it just grows if it has the means to.

if a flower wanted to grow into a tree, it would have to die, become part of the earth and feed the seed of what it wants

be as it is

no more

no less

Two children with umbrellas under a rainbow
Two hands, tree, birds, unity

The Great Divide

Written by Angie Watson

Originally, we were all as one, then

We divided and became two.

Those too divided to become four, and

After yet another divide, we grow to eight.

If we continue to express that which is

With more and more divided perceptions

Our divisions exponentially increase

With continuous lack of exception.

For just three more equals sixty-four, and

Three more after that makes us five-hundred-and-twelve.

And then what?

Continue the cycle one more time and observe

How many of us are divided by the lines.

Do we fathom all it takes is

Twelve quick divisions of the whole

To turn us into a multitude of


And why can we not remember,

As we reach chaotic complexity,

That we were once one, and carried

Infinite affinity for one another?