Keep the Empty Spaces

This micro-poem was inspired by this challenge at Real Toads and the photo below, found at Fandango’s flash-fiction #29.

Why must a wide road

Cut // through the forest?

Sentinel-trees line the highway

Watching people destroy

The natural spaces // and themselves.

We try to fill the empty parts

With painted, dead asphalt,

But Nature whispers to return

To Nature, and to her Creator.


4 thoughts on “Keep the Empty Spaces

  1. I like the way you formatted these lines. The forced pause after ‘natural spaces’ works very well. Very thought-provoking theme!


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