Treasure Island

Marge Piercy

(March 31, 1936 / Detroit, Michigan)

Poems of Marge Piercy

21. Winter Promises 1/3/2003

A Work of Artifice

The bonsai tree
in the attractive pot
could have grown eighty feet tall
on the side of a mountain
till split by lightning.
But a gardener
carefully pruned it.
It is nine inches high.
Every day as he

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