Willows

Illustration by Ian Jones

Willows

Jelinski, Jack
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The essence of spring
can be found in giant willows
whose roots seek depths
of sweet-scented earth
to siphon water from subterranean streams
quickening
their leafy embrace of the moon. 

Go and sit amidst the bright halos
of their delicate leaves
budding greeny-tipped with life
just as the setting sun
transforms them into golden flames. 

Then close your eyes
and feel spring
sparkle on your skin.

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