August 26*

Western Red Cedar - Thuja plicata

stalwart massive cedar
drooping branches
lattice of layered bark

rooting into the damp and pliant earth

i lay my hand onto the bark
to touch, to understand.
something opens. it moves far inside.

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.
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Western Red Cedar

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