Strong Tree of Mesquite

Velvet_mesquiteI take a seat
in the Arizona heat
look up high
at the branches awry
movements so discreet

Limbs narrow
twigs in a perfect row
air so dry
beauty you cannot deny
unlike any tree you’ll ever know

Unaccompanied in the desert
no weakness to flirt
beautifully bent
solid and tolerant
cactus and flowers to assert

 

Jennifer A. Fifield

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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