Acorns

 

By Jonathan Tyler

 

 

I have a friend who is a park ranger.

 

 

He knows everything about trees.

 

He tells me that during a drought

 

The oak trees produce more acorns

 

Than during a wet year. The oak

 

Knows that love is survival.

 

 

Darling, it feels like a drought year to me.

 

Come closer, I don’t want to die.

 

 

Jonathan Tyler is recent graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s English master’s program. He is currently teaching freshman composition courses at Columbia State Community College and working on collecting his poems into a chapbook. When he is not reading, writing, teaching, or binge watching Netflix, you can find him on a gay dating app trying to figure out which frog may be a prince. jtyler7785@yahoo.com