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Today's poem is by Karen Lepri

Root

Antithesis of stuck, stable, mud posse
rather—failed escape, see Aventilious, Aerating,

Aerial—the cambium, ever-grow, ever-seek milk—

Mother, the vascular lair of groundís company
miniscule at farthest reach

Infinite organ, who playest thou, longest
keys between two

Worlds—what injures here could be felt

Anywhere. See the canopy wither—
the birds depart.



Copyright © 2010 Karen Lepri All rights reserved
from Beloit Poetry Journal
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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