Excerpts from A Field Guide To Trees- Bill Lavender

the night’s young
you’re not

bark
that sensuous brown surface
it grows on trees and barroom walls

compared to this
the passing of the body is nothing

what happens when humanity finally boils

things I imagine saying to the tree
just go

the tree that represents itself has a fool for a client

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About DW

New Orleans resident, writer, activist. Public market consultant.

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