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For they shall be comforted
Jul 28, 2009
This oak took its bad news to the heart.
Lightning struck two springs ago
as I snored between my flashing walls.
Now scallops of orange fungus layer
the fissured bark. Spider sacs trailing
ragged webs streak the splinters like comets.
I have lost someone. Her eyes flash
among the decaying leaves. I hear
her small hands fluttering in the creek.
, she calls.
Split your heart
with my face
. There is nothing else
I can do. I pull up a broken branch. I sit.