Crown Shy

Crown Shy

crown shy trees
leave a space between
so their neighbors can feel
the sun, the rain, a breeze
they do not compete
for these resources

no throwing shade
breaking limbs
in winter winds
there are no winners
there are no losers

crown shy trees
leave room at the top
I look up and see
rivers of air running through
their lacy canopies

and wish everyone could be
this nice as each of us reach
for our piece of the sky

Mirana Comstock is an award-winning writer, photographer and musician. She has won multiple Best of Fest screenwriting awards from international film festivals. Her photographs are in the collections of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the NY Historical Society and she exhibits frequently in NY and the Boston area. She has also created national ad campaigns for such clients as Timberland, Seagram’s and JBL. A Juilliard-trained musician, she is currently mixing new music as singer/songwriter/keyboardist for alt dance duo Theory of Tides. Her work as a lyricist and a photographer’s eye for detail are both strong influences on her poetic voice.


[image: River of Blue | Dag Peak]

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