Do You See Me


Do you see me?

Deep in the shadows I grow

slowly, like an ant stuck in honey.

Funny how I’m overlooked so often,

spoken of so seldom, that I feel like I don’t exist at all.

Tall? Yes, someday I will be

lofty and lanky.  Beautiful, too!

You just wait and see!

Seed that I am, someday I’ll be the most extraordinary tree!

Please! Do you see me?

This was written for Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #48. We were to write a circular poem, in which it is essential that the last word of the line gives rhyme to the first word of the following line, and that the first line of the poem is also the last. The theme is Circles and Cycles and the image (attached) is of August Windfall Apples.


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