Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sixteenth Year

Sixteen year old-growth
Tree tries to flower each spring:
Roots still too shallow.

Protection and Prison

A wall's a strange thing.

Can keep one in, or many out; contain or enjoin.

Blocking sound or blocking sight: one, the other, both, or neither.

Walls can hurt and walls can heal.

Walls allow growth, or may restrict it:

life tunnels under, or climbs up and over to pass them.

A wall, broad or narrow, short or tall,

can be paper thin or miles long.

They send the message clear: keep out of here!

Or enclose a space to get along.