so let’s say a tree that hangs

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so let’s say

a tree that hangs

because I love

a cliché once

yesterday you were

the only

not alone but

in unison really

twelve hours we

rode laughter

following the rules

of engagement

our life is

on the cusp higher

that settles

much redundantly

how long and how

wide ardently

love comes in

volumes bound

so let’s say

a tree that gives

let’s say the

yesterday when

you were the

only one alone

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “so let’s say a tree that hangs

  1. Channeling cummings! Love a cliche once – fabulous. “yesterday you were the only not alone” and then the final lines that betray that. This is so different from your usual voice and that is wonderful. Excellent poem that you feel more than get and you get it because you feel it. Brilliant writing, Charley!

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  2. Beautiful! The line and image breaks create such a wonderful voice and tension, and make the meaning shift back and forth between/within each line. Well done!

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