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Some things on this earth are unspeakable:
Genealogy of the broken—
A shy wind threading leaves after a massacre,
Or the smell of coffee and no one there—
Some humans say trees are not sentient beings,
But they do not understand poetry—
Nor can they hear the singing of trees when they are fed by
Wind, or water music—
Or hear their cries of anguish when they are broken and
Now I am a woman longing to be a tree, planted in a moist,
Between sunrise and sunset—
I cannot walk through all realms—
I carry a yearning I cannot bear alone in the dark—
What shall I do with all this heartache?
The deepest-rooted dream of a tree is to walk
Even just a little ways, from the place next to the doorway—
To the edge of the river of life, and drink—
I have heard trees talking, long after the sun has gone down:
Imagine what would it be like to dance close together
In this land of water and knowledge…
To drink deep what is undrinkable.”
You stood in the middle of ours.
Definite and debonair.
Mama with a big black
Patent leather handbag.
Draped over her arm.
Chic. Loose coat holding no baby inside.
Madaddy suited, slanted wide brim hat.
As if he were seeing Paris
After the war.
Behind them the tall trees
Made shade. And fences
Held back the houses
And kept them off the sidewalk
And out of the street
Steel-veined with streetcar lines
Before they were erased like markings
From a game of hopscotch.
Were there shadows rolling in under the trees?
I see them now.”
Lex: They don't bother me.
Tim: Oh. yeah? Well, you weren't in the last one!”
Lea: Yeah? What else do you like? Besides reading medical journals and watching reruns of old cop shows.
Dr. Shaun Murphy: I like you.”
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