My Trees

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
defiant amputees
claiming no ill-effects

Submitted: March 12, 2009

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Submitted: March 12, 2009

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My Trees
 
The pines stand tall
defiant amputees
claiming no ill-effects
they peg out the sky
jeering over his fence
 
my trees
 
I can stand
in a patch of sunlight
at the sink
at the kitchen window
 
my trees
 
pottering among tomatoes
He heard me
that first week.
“Dangerous” he said
face half-obscured by the lattice
as he poked and prodded
to tease out
some indication
 
but I kept my silence
and later,
watched
with a bird on a branch
 
waiting
for
nothing at all.


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