Friday, April 19, 2013

April Poem-A-Day Challenge Day 16

prompt: 2 for Tuesday - possible/impossible

These buttressed Moreton Bay Fig trees
in Russell Square park, Northbridge,
Perth, Western Australia, appear to
perform an impossible balancing act,
their limbs so long and unmoved by 
currents of air, fashion, change. 

Their presence is gripping; the pavement
is littered with fallen fruit, seeds
finding nothing in which to grow.
I imagine great carved roots underground
creating the possibility of pure balance.
I see that people prefer open spaces.

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