When Color Fades

What message from the tree
whose branches are barren
as it stands stoically
through a season so cold?

It speaks of resiliency
with every ring
added to its core,
continuing to tower
above the plot
where leaves return to soil.

It knows of shedding skin,
of the importance to not cling
or hold too tightly
to that which must inevitably pass.

It sings of hearts
that stay warm in winter
even when the features
admired most
are no longer seen.

It understands the nature
of impermanence,
and makes a promise
that love is not skin deep
by showing its strength
with roots that spring eternal.

Scott Thomas Outlar is a lover of truth and enjoys researching philosophy, psychology, politics, spirituality, and any other facet of consciousness in the pursuit of reaching a higher state of vibration. He also enjoys writing rants, poems, essays, short stories, and prose-fusion screeds covering such subjects. Scott Thomas can be reached at 17numa@gmail.com. You can also watch and/or subscribe to his YouTube Channel Read other articles by Scott Thomas, or visit Scott Thomas's website.