The self - a poem

Branches break.

Makes me wonder why they spend

so much time reaching as far

away from their roots as they can.

Do they hate the moist warmth

of the womb?

No. They reach for sex though

they grow never to feel penetration.

Not true. Gender discrimination

is what their unions would fight

against. The dioeicious species


How lucky you must be to exist

as a female bush - thousands

of penetrations - pollens thrusting

deep into styles.

The monoeicious bush has it all.

It can penetrate itself with meaning.

So the dioeicious unions have their work

cut out for them

to give reasons for their initial hate and

life long struggle to reach through time

and inevitably savor the break.


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