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Evergreen Tea

October 20, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


Take care of your brother

He is immortal

A million stars’ worth of shine

Listen to him

He isn’t a wrapper

To crush under your careless feet

Or an odd piece of gravel

To throw into the creek scum.

He is an evergreen

Feather soft with candle sheen

Baby pines and tangled vines

We are all made of tough wood sap

Stretching toward stars.

Whatever you will hope to find

You’ll find it in the care of another

Boil me

In the evergreen tea

Of kindness.


The author's comments:

As you can guess from my other poem, "Evergreen Cabin," I looove evergreen trees. And I think evergreen sounds much grander than just calling them pines.


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on Oct. 22 2021 at 5:52 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

is is fantastic, its so beautifully worded! why is it not editors choice??