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Anna Jackson 
Tahitian pohutakawa

This baby tree is growing
leggy, or armish in
fact just

like a two year old suddenly
clutching at you all
over from all

directions with a fistful
of arms, waving
little leaves.

Up it clambers from the muddy
lawn and from the hole
we dug

for Elvira's placenta. Feed baby
tree, I can't wait to see you

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