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To Soothe a Tree

                                                                To soothe

                                                               the injured

                                                                             Tree

                                                                SCRAPE

                                                        the ragged edges off

                                                                                    the

                                                                            Wound

                                              leave the bark smooth and tight

                                                               to the wood


                                                             the bark heals

                                                               AROUND

                                                         the Wound’s edge


                                                           never covers it


                                     you may want to apply an antibiotic ointment

                                                                the Tree

                                                                  CAN

                                                              grow back

                                                                  from

                                                               a Stump


                                                                   The

                                                    Roots       are      still    there

                  							                                but a broken branch

                                                                                                                        will never

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1 thought on “To Soothe a Tree”

  1. I love writing / contemplating visual poetry – and I enjoyed contemplating your beautiful-bravely-broken tree …

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