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Tayve Neese: He says, it’s so shallow

living in the subtropics
with all those screaming 

flowers,
 
to which I say— 
maybe,
 
but all those stories
from feathered throats,
 
all those marsupials
hidden in foliage
 
near sulfur water,
 
murex shells teaching
wisdom of spirals,
 
red-yellow-black
snake singing,
 
shed, shed,

that’s deep —
think philosophy
 
of banyan roots’ 
 
spread.

Copyright 2020 Tayve Neese

Tayve Neese is the author of Locust (Salmon Poetry). She is the Executive Editor and Co-founder of Trio House Press.

One comment on “Tayve Neese: He says, it’s so shallow

  1. Barbara Huntington
    September 16, 2020

    So much in so few exact words, spread of banyan roots.

    Liked by 1 person

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