(passage)

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by Mike O’Connell
you must receive acceptance
from older trees to see the forest
as it is and should never be as a
house or piece of paper or any other
non tree incarnation of living wood
bleached varnished trapped spirits
with nowhere to go except beautifully
crafted variations shape shifting
clear cut into canes clocks poles
nearly immortal until time dines
on tendrils of existence neutralizing
beauty one faded grain at a time
envied by forests for their freedom
though the roots are always reaching
from the soil to pull them home
(Mike O’Connell 11/21/17)

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