My skin means a lot to me,
Just like bark does to a tree.
It protects my organs and gives them a home,
Like bark does with a tree’s xylem and phloem.
Skin keeps moisture in and disease out
Bark helps a tree survive a drought.
I shed my skin through the day and night,
Trees replace bark, keeping it strong and tight.
When I get a scrape, my skin will react,
The same as new bark will fill in a crack.
My skin wrinkles as I mature and age,
Deep furrowed bark? A real tree sage!
Here’s some interesting adult books about trees and nature.
The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben
The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs, by Tristan Gooley
The Wild Trees, by Richard Preston
Get outside and enjoy nature!