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2013-04-12T11:02:28-04:00April 12th, 2013|Nature|

The gender puzzle of an old tree

I’ve always thought of the old tree out back
as a male but today I see its limbs
curling out provocatively
like a flamenco dancer
or Durga that Goddess
who uses all her arms
to protect us from evil
and I wonder
as I see her now
green and huge
quietly awake
why I am quick
to pin the wisdom
on men.

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