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POEM - Autumn at the Defense Supply Center

AUTUMN AT THE DEFENSE SUPPLY CENTER
by Scott Woods


On the other side of steel fencing,
a shock of red bouquets
guarding a still-green torso,
shielding from autumn its lush memory.
It is a tree of perfect resilience,
autumn snatched in its summertime jaws.
Standing post next to a beige warehouse
in the morning sun, its battle
is brilliant and hard to watch.
A tree not so much planted as commandeered,
both belonging right where it is
and still, more beauty
than that place deserves.

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louiserobertson
Nov. 10th, 2013 11:04 pm (UTC)
Wow! Sharp.
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