S.E. Ingraham Poems

S.E. Ingraham Poems

1The Trees Stand Watch
2When Trees Weep

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When Trees Weep
Out the south window she notes the weeping birch dying
Feels like sobbing herself but recognizes not for the tree
Everything will make her cry today she acknowledges with fresh grief

She wonders about the protocol for mothers of dead children
Then finds herself remembering her son’s face last seen
Alive, when h . . .
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The Trees Stand Watch
Last year as I lay ill
and dying still,
my neighbour's trees
kept watch

Their bony arms raised
to the skies
defying winter's wrath,
blackly outlining
starkest cold felt deep
within the marrow
of my bones,
and without as well

Then the birches, with March,
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