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THE TEREBINTH

from An Apogee


The terebinth will stand erect
in the corner of the yard
for sandy pants and soil towns
threatened by Kanagawa.
And in the Spring, dear Mabel plays
in the hollowed ancient-tree
and yearly cannot circumvent
pond’s call to baptistry.
The terebinth is still in time
arrested with the amber fly
that navigates the circuitry
behind the eye.






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