Poetree

Trees never fall to cliche

Though every poet can find something to say about a tree, why?

A tree so closely represents every great poem

simple, beautiful, natural, seemingly ageless

There exists an elegant connection between sky and soil, and so grows a tree.

An intricate relationship forms where your feeling of ‘you’ overlaps my idea of ‘me,’ and so grows a poem.

Roots and branches perform the same function

stretching, reaching, diverging in every direction to expand into another world, searching for nourishment

as if the tree fully explains the interaction of two moments in space

the separation of above and below

the boundary of atomosphere and earth

So it is with poetry

whether you read my roots, or I write branches to you

we seek the same definition of our interdependence

how we are different and

where we would grow into each other

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