Watchful Eyes


Brooke Tiedt

I swear the trees are watching me. They whisper while I sleep. Their leaves rustle every time I breathe.

If they know, they don’t say a word. I ignore my hands, the twisted bike frame, the stopped car. 

All I see are trees, sap running down their trunks like blood.


 Brooke Tiedt is an undergrad author and poet from Missouri. Her work has appeared in Castabout Literature, Youth Imagination, and Lucky Jefferson. She is the author of Stars Above, a YA novella. Besides writing, Brooke can often be found making a mixed-media collage or playing the flute.

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