Tree Lot (leave no image unturned)

Tree Lot

Call yourself a tree?
My bank has more branches!

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a raven rising above the trees
seen from a boat on the swirling river
leads the tracker to the bodies

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avoid foliage
excessive leafiness
too many trees
the reader needs to see the poem

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The leaves on the trees
bordering the soccer field
have abandoned
that chlorophyll thing
and are leaking
yellows and red
like a paint store catalogue

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The sun drops behind the ridge of the house
the wind goes crazy in the trees,
the moth balls smell like halitosis
on the warm neurotic breeze.

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Paradise as advertised:
a coral reef
a bluebottle sea
sting rays undulating
pelicans plummeting
palm trees swaying
in the reggae breeze

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Life’s like that
from time to time
you bark up the wrong one.

Brendan over at earthweal asks us to ” spend some time and thought in our hearts with trees, for nurture, communication, grace and grief. You decide.” I’m not much of a nature poet so I searched my blog for references to trees and came up with the above collage (?).

13 thoughts on “Tree Lot (leave no image unturned)

  1. Sherry Marr

    I love this collage especially because the thoughts and imagery are unexpected and thus very interesting to read and ponder. Awesome!

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    Reply

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