arrested

above, i flutter.
above, the symphony. when
the wind
plays me, some clumps
say yes
and others no.

despite what many
poets believe,
the strongest gusts
are fun—we
bounce

“bush” or “tree”? don’t
give a shit. small birds
love me momentarily
then leave.
guess what?
their love stays
in my sap

my bark
feels good
in the grip

my trunk
where it meets
the ground
doesn’t budge

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About nosuchthingasastraightline

I grew up in tiny Lyme, New Hampshire, where I drew, roamed the surrounding woods, and first entertained the idea of God while listening to my mom's Beatles records. I studied biology at Harvard University where I wrote for The Harvard Lampoon and also began writing poetry. I have since made a living variously as a comedy screenwriter, teacher, and private tutor in math, science and writing. I’ve released three CDs of original music as the singer-songwriter and guitar player for Crooked Roads (listen to latest tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/crooked-roads). My poetry writing has been inspired by Rumi, Billy Collins, William Carlos Williams, e.e. cummings, Antonio Machado, Federico Garcia Lorca, and others. My two books of poetry, "The Morning I Married the Sky," and “Free this Morning” are both available on Amazon.
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