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X marks the spot

December 17, 2013

Row of trees in a Christmas tree lot

X marks the spot
for the Xmas tree
we settle on,
after a debate
that would make
Congress jealous
in our level-headedness.

The rows of these trees
remind me of orchards
and highway lanes
and grocery store aisles,
which remind me of
Warhol’s stacked grids,
to organize describe adhere,
and a whisper in the brain:
“stay within the lines.”

But away from the lines of
Christmas trees is the forest:
trees jolting up in a beautifully
random mosaic,
and it’s in there
are the birds
us shop.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2013 6:32 am

    That was cute and sweet! 🙂 Happy Holidays! Keith

  2. December 17, 2013 11:43 am

    Love the congressional reference..have a wonderful time decorating the tree.

  3. December 30, 2013 4:10 pm

    Love the lighting and the color of the photo. The poem is sweet and rather sophisticated…I like the references. 🙂 Congress should be jealous.

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