Troubled Seedling

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Sad but inevitable part of growing up

Submitted: October 27, 2013

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His back.

stooped.

like an aging willow.

his breath,

labored.

his eyes,

fluttering shut.

his raspy cough.

his dull stare.

his terseness.

what can a seedling do as it grows,

reaching to become as tall as the willow,

which is forever reaching down to the earth?


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