Creative Submission: ‘We strangle nature’s bough’ by Thomas Gallimore Barker

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Image: Francesco Ungaro

Black bough sweating mildew

as it wades through garbage

down in the gutter

made by human hands.

The blades drop, their green skin pockmarked

from crawling through sludge

forced through human hands.

Strands are boa’s across the leaves

like phlegm from nostrils,

a tangle of weeds

hanging the bough until it suffocates.

Knotted by human hands.

This creative piece was submitted as part of our April Theme: Nature. If you would like to submit your own creative work to aAh! Magazine, please email, and be sure to check our latest “Letter from the Editors” to find out next month’s theme.

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