The Why of Trees


Poem by Lou Storey


“The Why of Trees” speaks to both estrangement for family as a gay man, as well as the healing that nature provides. Writer, artist, psychotherapist, for me it is all about communication; each medium offers a slightly different way of saying something. Being visual by nature, I can’t resist turning words into shapes. I live along the New Jersey shore with my husband Steve, two dogs, a cat, four chickens and a renegade racing pigeon that one day showed up and moved in with the chickens.