General Sherman’s Baggage by Beth Mulcahy

photo from pixabay

General Sherman’s Baggage

first published in From the Farther Trees Pop Up Edition (Sept. 2021)

My capacity for love looms as large as the oldest sequoia in the California forest - huge as hell and been around forever. There’s a sturdy fence surrounding its trunk so that you can’t get close enough to touch it.  Imagine the layers of rings around his heart. His immobility dominates, a rooted shrine to worship with words. And I don’t know what to do with it, this enormous sequoia sized capacity for love of mine because it isn’t just about giving, it has insatiable endlessly deep roots in need.

Bio: Beth Mulcahy (she/her) is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and writer whose work has appeared in various journals, including Full House Literary and Roi Faineant Press. Her writing bridges the gaps between generations and self, hurt and healing. Beth lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and works for a company that provides technology to people without natural speech. Her latest publications can be found here:

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