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the view
hank

climbing up a tree inside a dress of leaves
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past birds' nests and baby blue eggs
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tender white apple blossoms
 3
cheek pressed against skin of ash
 4
tongue tastes elmery butter
 5
fingers twiddle oak leaves
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hands cup mahogany pods.
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fluttering rotory of maple seeds
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whir inside from increasing height.
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i would wrap my arms around a branch,
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wonder if i fall, would that bough break it?
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i would lie in wait for hummingbirds
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never to see them still.
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good grip! no looking down
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inside of arms and legs rubbed raw
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against the bark of a wild cherry.
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bare feet is the best for climbing,
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toes inserted carefully into crevices
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arches bent over branches
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heel wedged between limbs.
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i reach to the tips of the most delicate strands
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that heave from the wind and my weight.
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there's room for only one,
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no two could fit at these extremes,
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my skin absorbs a moist breeze
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my outstretched head enters the ether
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out beyond the foliage,
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and i hover.
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19 Aug 04

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*bump*
 — unknown

very sexy
 — unknown

...dying on the vine...
 — hank

hoo hum
 — unknown

it seems like you're describing many trees, but you're climbing only one.  pick one tree and describe that one and stop leaving me confused.
 — sassybnyss

you missed it completely sassybnyss
 — hank

yowza!
 — cfaber

d'zang!
Your mother would most likely not approve.
 — wendz

this is proof that you learned the rules you break.
i didnt know!
 — gnormal

you fucks don't know a good poem when you see it.
 — hank

ha that was awesome - i like the part about feet, toes, arches, and heels the best... the only part i didnt like so much was the word ether haha - great work tho
 — stilltime

ether is a good word
 — hank

so concrete. i like it.
 — unknown

i don't like your title

change it

the Pew
 — unknown

Himym  , at his best.
 — unknown

Well the first half.
 — unknown

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 — frog

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