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South Fork Poetry: ‘Crosstrees’

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 21:39

On our oaks and elms,

Budding this morning

And leafing this afternoon,

Are pale promises of shade

And blessed oxygen.

Through my dirty distance glasses

They hang in hope, doubt, resignation and expectance:

Fractal messiahs,

Quick to grow, slow to turn,

Reluctant to fall.

Bernard Goldhirsch is the author of the poetry collections “Something Else” and “Enough Said.” He lives in Springs.


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