A Picture on Shoreline

I love this one …
see how you take on
the language of the tree –
the branch you grasp
above a shoulder height;
your other arm crooked with knotted fist
against your hip.

You reach … all angled –
framed irregular geometry.

What says the tree …
cliff-slid and beach bleached
as he is?

© Caroline Fox Betts 2010


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