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  • Willow Tree

Elm tree won’t you shelter me?
Plastic branches choke my leaves
Your trunk is tangled to the roots
Elm tree build me stronger like you do

Oak tree bend down, lift my head
Dancing shadows shade my bed
Dripping veins and buzzing pulse
Oak tree take me, capture all my heart

Ash tree can you help me breathe
When I am stuck to this machine?
The gardener carved out the rotten core
Ash tree fill me deeper one time more

A blue jay steals the cardinal’s seed
A frightened hare’s in the fox’s teeth
Crying out “Kind sir, be good to me
And lay my head at the willow tree”

And I don’t know why men must fall
When we can’t see the face of God
The birch tree tears, its skin is weak
So lay my head at the willow tree

Lime tree will you watch me go?
All my children want to know
These tart and sour blasts are long
Some say that I’m too far gone
And I will find you where

A blue jay steals the cardinal’s seed
A frightened hare’s in the fox’s teeth
Crying out “Kind sir, be good to me
And lay my head at the willow tree.”

And I don’t know why man must fall
When they can’t see the face of God
The birch tree tears, its skin is weak
So, lay my head at the willow tree
I hang my head from the willow tree