Tagged: tree

happiness grows on

happiness grows on
trees – which need watering, sunlight,
and enough care and

attention to make it through the
dark times, just like any other
.
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perhaps six out of

perhaps six out of
eight children grow up in the
shadow of a tall

tree, perhaps more – see us twisting
towards our own slivers of self
.
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the trick is to tuck

the trick is to tuck
the new moon in the crook of
a tree, with enough

room to grow and coverage to be
nurtured into a guiding light
.
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even in helping us

even in helping us
pick out new chairs
for our first dining
table, dad doles
out words of
wisdom, eyeing
ones with backs
supported by
a spine that reaches
like a tree downward,
rooted and firmly
grounded,
so that we can
sit up straighter,
remembering
our own roots
.
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for every eighty-

for every eighty-
six trees that want to remain
grounded, there is one

that not only yearns for more
light, but will be willing to fall
.
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mama’s miniature

mama’s miniature
roses try not to look too
enticing to the

traveling deer, blossoms under
the chinese mahogany
.
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one spoiled, one ripe, one

one spoiled, one ripe, one
not quite – mom and i weighed the
first three figs of the

season, after circling
the tree for a juicy poem
.
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after all these years,

after all these years,
new shoots sprouting, leaves coming
and going, the shape

of our fig tree remains the
same – present and providing
.
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the robin who made

the robin who made
her nest in dad’s hibiscus
syriacus caught

a whiff of clean laundry airing
on mama’s clothesline, moved north
.
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when we came across

when we came across
the pecan tree last year, we
made a date to come

back next year, and the next, and
the next – man plans, the tree howls
.
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