Oct 03
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Why me?

When the time of fall comes

I grow tall

When the trees become bare

I grow more hair

It grows as a blanket around me

Covering my body and trailing along behind...

me

I don’t understand why it happens to me

I don’t understand why the hair has to grow on me

I don’t understand why the crusty bark-like skin has to develop on me

Me me me me…
I grow more arms

Stationary limbs that are crusty and riveted

Why me?

It doesn’t completely run in my family

Only my grandmother

Had this peculiar change

Into another

Now she’s gone on

And I’m alone

In this peculiar autumn change

Why me?