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A Tree sets the Stage - June 21, 2022

only the strongest branch

skews straight up


all the others spread out

for a view of the sun


those are the earth’s

marching orders


for light and shade

live by a truce


a movable boundary

for different skin types


thick thin

and the kind that want

to face their fears


live with hot and cold


search for the elusive warm

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