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Knot every

pine tree is Evergreen

Some of them are

Any green

And some of them are

Emerald green

And some of them are

gutted within, no pine needles to be seen

And also

Knot every bark

Is worth its bite

And not every bark

Has bite—some of it is

Parchment-like, a simply

As though you could rip it from the

Tree’s surface and write on it (and maybe you do)

And yet



Knows that

Its       roots

Run     well beyond what

We     see       from      up on the

Surface,     a     net   work  ed  con   ste    lla      tion

Of     subtle     roots    reach  ing   in     every     direction

F or           a     ti     ny      dr       ip        of         wa       te         r


V. Buritsch

A freelancer, fiction writer, podcast listener, fantasy reader who sometimes remembers to write for herself on occasion. She has a BA in English and Management, and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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