“Vision-quest” By Raymond Roy. #poetry #flashfiction

So distant, is a stand of trees, a secret place, my mind at ease.

Forest’s edge, winter apples grow, increase my pace, zephyrs show impending snow.

Curled up ferns, visual pleasure, pine needle carpet, walk of leisure.

I’m not alone, chipmunk squawks, takeoff my shoes and itchy socks.

Frosty air, hot springs steam, ease in my feet and begin to dream.

Native boy on vision-quest, by the pool to have a rest.

Sacred forest clean and pure, my quest is it’s protection , I must secure.

Leaving my refuge keenly aware, it’s not only I but, trees need care.

Word Count-99

Written for 99-Word Flash Fiction hosted by Charli at the Carrot Ranch Thanks Charli!

Peace .

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10 thoughts on ““Vision-quest” By Raymond Roy. #poetry #flashfiction

      1. The constraint of the exact word count becomes a pattern for solving problems creatively, a perfect tool for a writer. I’m glad you are experiencing the magic of flash fiction!

      1. It is always good to hear from you, Ray. It seems springs comes earlier for you. The lilacs here have not yet bloomed but it has been warm and sunny, lifting my spirit and giving me an excuse to spend most of the day outside. Sending my best wishes, dear friend. 🙂

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