Lay Down in the Woods

Lay down in the woods.
Laid down all her shoulds.

Listened for bird songs.
Loosened absurd wrongs.

Life stirred in the leaves.
Laughter came when she breathed.

Delighted by furred and feathered.
She lightened and was treasured.

The sky’s color poured.
Disguised herself no more.

Forest was there for her.
For us forever after.