I see you

Through the vines

And lush leaves

Basking in the beams

Of richly colored light

That filters weakly

Through the whispering

Canopy

I see you

Crouched by a still pool

Running one pale finger

Into its depths

Murmuring softly

To things only you can see,

Peering out at you

With bulging eyes

I see you

Listening to the soft sounds,

Birdsong piercing through

The thick atmosphere

Watching the gloom

As if just by staring

You could keep

Wild things away

I see you

Stepping through the water

Warily pushing through

Away from the pool.

Giving up your place

To those wild things

That you so long to be

But have not the power to join

You think I don't see you

But I see you