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2. Alive

Snippets of incipient oak

leaves strewn on the ground

A dog steps over

stitched and stapled after surgery

her life given back

New day new rain

a shirt to keep her incision dry

Shad Bush flowers

The air’s filled with song

Tree stamens

soaked and bitten off

their little branches

on the ground

She steps over them, too.

  Roberta Gould