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Willow like Wisteria

November 21, 2017

The serrated curling ferns          

                    pulsate at their edges          

                                             like convex turns in walls of glass          

 

Willow trees like wisteria          

                         hang          

                               like separate chandeliers          

                                                        their knotted branches bow like

                                                              lit lanterns

                                                                         in ancient silver castles

 

                      Their long thin leaves

                                                 like bunched waves of golden auburn hair

                                                              flames curling together

                                                                         in multitudinous coupled curves

 

Everything is wet and soaking

 

                   Browning pine needles coat the floor

                             in spaces designated

                                                         for timeless forests

 

Purple peach flesh,

                            bitter plums

                                     the suction bruising left after a kiss

         The colour of this

                              exudes from within the green...

 

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