The Hoh Rainforest

” Inspired by a spring break road-trip [March 2015] to Washington state and written on the road. “

By Kolby Brown

We went into The Woods

to feed our need for freedom

and ask the trees for secrets

Therein we discovered a disco

Full of funky foliage and

Moldy moss hugging every surface

Miniature mushrooms clung,

by Merlin to trunk and root

in the magical maze

of the trippy trails


Ooey gooey salmon berries,

Sword ferns and sitka spruce –

All hail the Glory of Green!

I spot plants that look like

Fart bubbles squeezed from

a frenzy of living tubes

The Chloroform Queen

reigns supreme