I'm used to seeing lichen resembling faded green milk paint.
This stuff is new to me and looks like little mollusks,
with edges of feather-like gills.
I'm trying to throw off some lichen of my own,
the remains of hurt feelings from rejection.
While the lichen is not harmful to the tree, and adds character,
I'm not so sure it has the same effect for a woman.
I did change the lock on the door
and am looking for a brand new key.