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The Blood Tree

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The gnarled roots wind upwards towards the bark The leaves of this tree glisten bright in the dark Against the midnight sky, the light is quite stark As it stains the landscape, each leaf leaving its mark
On this night, the blood tree exchanges its light The moon mirrors its light, each other exchanging remarks As the tree shines on throughout the night And releases many shining sparks
Outward, the light from the tree, the branches reach Almost desperately, they grasp at the light The space around them being constantly under breach As the tree reaches out to grasp at all space in sight
For light within the tree helps it to breed life But light is not only for which it bides This tree breeds life out of strife Beneath the branches, a secret it hides
The roots of this tree descend deep Deep into the soil is where they reside With a far-reaching length and sweep They seek blood, the light being a guide
For, where the light hides from sight Creatures of the light seek their slumber These…