The red maple – Cary Briel

Posted on Sep 25, 2010 in Poetry, Writing

The red maple dies
but the birds don’t know.
They stand amidst
bare branch and leaf.
They nest in rotten knots
that serve their needs.
mark their calendars.
What disease,
so unwelcome
and untimely,
found you my friend?


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  2. Jessie Carty
    September 29, 2010

    I like “woodpeckers / mark their calendars” šŸ™‚

  3. Cary Briel
    October 4, 2010

    Thanks! I hope they’re that organized. šŸ™‚