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Bittersweet (poem)

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I'll bet I can make a basket with these you said
pointing to the bittersweet that were growing
in the least likely places sending tendrils
ahead of their shiny leaves reaching crazily
with no particular goal in sight
Later in the day I met you returning from a walk
You were holding a green basket you had made
from the bittersweet you had managed to tame
You made it look so simple
turning the word basket into a basket
momentarily giving me to wonder
what other words might be waiting

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger and author of five nonfiction books, three collections of poetry, "Children to the Mountain", "The Last recurrent Dream" (Two Plum Press), "Conversations with Poetry (coauthored with Tom Cowan), and (more...)

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