In Manzanita Branches

In manzanita branches

chocolate red

like mole sauce

dripping down from some distant

place on high

flowing over the roughness

where bark is stripped away

I saw your branches

tangled and woven

like a crown

Someone powerful

beyond my grasp

split the trunk open

at the base

exposing the soft inner place

where the ugliness gets exposed —

where water and blood did flow.

Your wound did heal

in Manzanita branches

chocolate red

like mole sauce

dripping down

from some distant place on high.

© Mark Ellis  2004

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  1. easylifestyles

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