American Beech

Pimp-Daddy, Blow Me, and D-Z 4-ever are the only legible phrases.  Other   cut-marks on the squat trunk are hieroglyphs: dark bands of hearts, snowflakes, arrowtips.   To be pocked like this.  To stand in a corner with shallow roots, one deep tap; to take   the terror-etchings, the fleeting love-wounds onto skin and hold […]