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          


                               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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