They Told Me To Connect With Nature by Simon Alderwick



they told me to connect with nature


I’m doing it

undoing years of separation

nature is a family

wind & rain & sun & weather

cold frost flowers shade


ever changing

always teaching

feelings are not concrete

nothing stays the same

& you will never have it figured


just when you think you know it

a leaf may fall to the ground

& a bird will spread its wings

or the wind may dance over the grass

& you will feel at ease






Simon Alderwick is originally from London and currently lives in West Wales. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ink Sweat & Tears, Anthropocene, Ample Remains, Dwelling, Black Flowers and Coven, as well as the Portrait issue of Dust. He's on Twitter @SimonAlderwick