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Suzie Quincy

Rookie (November 1998 / Wisconsin)

The Picnic Tree


The picnic tree
abandoned years ago
in a forest
that was once lush
and full of life and love
I sit beneath it
closed eyes
and imagining
my grandparents
newly wed
sitting in the meadow
full of little white flowers,
lush Kentucky blue grass,
and a picnic
all under a tree
I imagine
a grill getting stuck in the tree
only to rust its way to the ground
to be discovered
by younger generations
on four wheelers
the picnic tree
is true history

Submitted: Sunday, May 06, 2012
Edited: Monday, May 07, 2012
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