Generally Applicable

Stephen Kuusisto, Letters to Borges

So it works this way people you thought were sturdy as birches

Not without bent trunks or thinned leaves

But long in uprightness

Fail within

Birch-like

 

In a wet summer

When mushrooms are everywhere

& your neighbors children

Dig with spoons

Down among the roots

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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