Monday, September 26, 2011

You are not a Tree


Trees

shed their leaves

in tears of burnished amber- rust.

Summer is done.

Autumn grieves

then it fades

into the purple twilight dust.

You

are not a season

Or a tree, nor am I.

Thought cannot be taught

to drift

without reason

like a leaf beneath the sky

You

it seems,

are enmeshed in the fabric of my skin.

In my dreams

and thought you reside,

I breathe out

I breathe in

You

do not evaporate

as I exhale, slow and low

I will never

Need to wonder

Where you are

Or where you go

Someday

perhaps I’ll find

a surgeon skilled with the art

of severing you

from me

like a limb from a tree,

…without removing my heart

J~

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