Liam Ryan

Timber

we hang from the trees
and try to love these people
half choked and half dead.

 

so it comes out all wrong
like a flute underwater but
the tree is nice.

 

and they feel like you some days
so they might even hang next to you
while it’s all wrong.

 

then the sun sets and there are two
cold bodies casting shade but
usually it’s one.

half choked and fully dead.

they only came for the tree
after all.

Liam Ryan is 23 years old and from Ontario, Canada. He has been writing for years – poetry specifically for only that year or so. His first book is on the way and He is a devoted fan of Ezra Pound, W.B. Yeats and Charles Bukowski.