The poem below was written in response to a writing prompt from Sadje at Keep It Alive. The #whatdoyousee challenge #144 is to write something inspired by the following photo: InvitationThere’s no need to cryFreedom is close byJust walk towards the lightEscape through the treesSoon you will seeThat everything is alrightMove away from societyUnder a…

Old Olive Orchard – 9 Mile Hike

Half an hour after sunrise, I was officially on the trail. Just as I was turning into the woods, I heard an unusually quiet sound coming from the buckeye trees. Knowing that I was in coyote territory, I slowed down, and stared through the golden leaves, expecting to see golden-brown eyes staring back at me….