Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rio Mora Valley, New Mexico

by Jari Thymian

inside
forest service greenhouses
thousands
of two-inch seedlings
hope like wind through mountains

a stump
in the ponderosa forest
the thin
tree ring of my birth year --
invisible from the trail’s peak

deep, deep
scars in her wide trunk
even
in death her branches twist
skyward with strength

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