The dreaming orchard, the mother trees

Lucia O'CorozineAugust 10, 2011

In the orchard

In the apple trees

Hanging there on borrowed blankets

Cradled in the trees embrace

I’m not really sleeping

I want to

But I know the tree will grow tired and let me fall to the ground

Severed like ripe fruit

I never truly rest

I don’t need to

I come to dream

Lucia O’Corozine is a 14-year-old homeschooler from New Paltz, New York. She loves to draw, write poems and speak Italian. Her favorite Italian word is “cielo”, meaning sky.