On One Branch

Remember that on one branch there is bud and lichen and moss and bark and insect and dew and sun and breath and bird poop and squirrel fur and the fingerprints of an eight-year old and three long strands of my gray hair.

I stuck my head into the universe of the soon-to-bloom tree and remembered I was a star.


Photograph and poem by Tracy Burkholder.

Tracy Burkholder is the author of “I Want More,” a hybrid of lyric memoir, poetry and image. Her current project is a daily Instagram journal of photo freewrites focusing on urban nature and accidental art (@t.a.burkholder). She can be found online at tracyburkholder.com and in person in Portland, OR.