Burnt Beauty

Hidden under rough charred skin
Tree crystals sparkle dark red
In the light of the warm sun
Revealed by the peel of the black bark
Juice bled, bubbled and hardened
By flames licking from the roots
An unexplained burn at just this one
Sap turned to beautiful jewel
If you just bother to look

Debbie Gravett © 2019.07.26

Image by Frantisek Krejci from Pixabay

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