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In Memory Of by Michelle Wait
You caused me to stop.
As my pupils adjusted to your arms reaching Toward the pale-colored blue,
I took a deep breath.
I tried to see as far as you
Could reach, but it dizzied me.
My balance lost, I sat
And admired your roots.
You bared a lot. The green blades tickled
I giggled for you.
I wanted to lean my head against your stubborn Body, but something begged me to look again. Round about I went. Your impressive body Revealed your immodesty.
I peered inside your heart.
Was there life in there? Perhaps,
A foreign visitor sought shelter
In your warm body?
Could there have been?
Are my eyes invading a space meant for dwellers? I adjust to your internal darkness.
My pupils dilate; all of my color is lost.
So much possibility in a donated seedling,
So much possibility in memory of,
So much possibility reaching for celestial orbs, So, I spilt my water near your skirt.
So, I wandered o with a backwards glance.
She must have been a beautiful spirit
To have a tree like you bear her name.