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Evergreen Tea

October 20, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
117 articles 32 photos 902 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all
--Joni Mitchell


Take care of your brother

He is immortal

A million stars’ worth of shine

Listen to him

He isn’t a wrapper

To crush under your careless feet

Or an odd piece of gravel

To throw into the creek scum.

He is an evergreen

Feather soft with candle sheen

Baby pines and tangled vines

We are all made of tough wood sap

Stretching toward stars.

Whatever you will hope to find

You’ll find it in the care of another

Boil me

In the evergreen tea

Of kindness.


The author's comments:

As you can guess from my other poem, "Evergreen Cabin," I looove evergreen trees. And I think evergreen sounds much grander than just calling them pines.


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on Oct. 22 at 5:52 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
193 articles 22 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)
And the words I say most often: "Where was I?"

is is fantastic, its so beautifully worded! why is it not editors choice??