Tagged: bamboo

before and after

in the middle of

in the dream after

in the dream after
the dream that is just before
waking, bamboo soup,

the way mom cooks it at home,
a memory for the journey
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after two weeks and

cutting back winter’s

cutting back winter’s
bamboo to make room for growth –
spring has a funny

way of saying hello, armed
with snow, rain, shears, and shovel
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under all this

under all this
heaviness, who’s to
say that when we
emerge from the
snow, we might be
an oak leaf or
a bamboo, a maple
or a poplar, green,
gold, red, or dead
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i am waiting for

in mom’s

winter shoots, spring

my mother carves

my mother carves
a winding
staircase into its
husk, peels
back each perfect
layer, and extracts
a tender shoot. when
she finally breaks
into them, the
gentlest music
skips between
the nodes

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