Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Particular Geography

contortions of trunk and branch
folding themselves
around ---- beneath ---- over
                        stones older than I
                        cold but slowly warming
                        as sun and shadow
                        move--- east to west

marking days and geography
passing away
change comes at a cost

twisted upward
roots to stem to leaf
darkness fading to light

here is my place
planted ---- uprooted ---- planted
            again and again
each bend and break
marking another geography

form follows function
place and being:      fused

Pamela Olson

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