|Natalya Rezepina Yuzeeva, Russia|
Once we lived on a riverside. Our branches bowed and leaves rustled. We had little nests cocooned in our arms. We sheltered them from storm, shower and shine. We held the earth together and cleared the sky. Until you rained acid and maimed us for life.
[This microtale was written for the above photograph, which was shortlisted in the Greenstorm Nature Photography Contest 2020, and was published on the Greenstorm Foundation website.]