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A seed
in the ground
felt its husk
melt away.

Naked,
it feared
for its future,
loathing
the dirt.

O Redwood,
unaware,
you are:
You’ll be
the tallest
of trees

and live
three thousand years.

 

 

 

 

poem and photo © 2013 by Rabbi Eli Mallon