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  • Gary Hunter

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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