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lemon tree

April 9, 2013
By starlightstarbright PLATINUM, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
starlightstarbright PLATINUM, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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slivers of the moon slowly arise
above the earth-green leaves of the lemon tree
silver/green/lemon-yellow

father sings to me
of cows asleep in their manger
while in their nests the sparrows sleep

meeta papanya dolanchai
let your eyelashes shut
brown/black/henna-in-the-sunlight-red

he is no longer with me
nor are the chirping sparrows in their nests
but i found one yesterday after winter had its way with it

perhaps that’s where father went
to the place with the sparrows
hiding behind the lemon tree


The author's comments:
this is for my father and the sparrows

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