Friday, December 14, 2012

Seed Valentine

Only when the Chaste tree
naked as a god
has finally dropped
all his leaves for me
on the cold gray lawn
to rake and carry
to the compost
only then do I hang
my Chinese pagoda
birdfeeder full
of future songs
on one of his stronger
arms and wait
and stay up late
for the new year to bring
its one more seed

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