Acrylic painting The Stump by KELLY LEICHERT

The Stump

acrylic on paper

20 x 30

You can cut off the branches

You can cut off the limbs 

trim around the edges 

but that won't end this 

The rot brings growth

new flowers held in repute

but you need to know 

the answer is in the roots

below and deep inside 

this scarred skin

wary of false pride 

where we try to hide 

from the roots

of our sins 

from the roots

living within.