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ARBORESCENT I


We are
         Arborescent-
What goes
         Unseen
Is at the very
         Root of ourselves.
Distance can
         Distort our deepest
Sense
         Of who
We are,
         Leave us
Warped
         & wasted
As winter's
         Wind. We will
Not walk
         From what
We've borne.
         We would
Keep it
         For a while,
Sit silent &
         Swinging on its branches
Like a child
         Refusing to come
Home. We would
         Keep,
We would
         Weep,
Knowing how
         We would
Again
         Give up
Our world
         For this one.

Written by Amanda Gorman

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