In the Sheltered Heart

By Jacquetta Hawkes

In the sheltered heart of the clumps,
last year's foliage still clings to the lower branches,
tatters of orange that mutter with the passage of the wind,
the talk of old women warning the green generation
of what they, too, must come to when the sap runs back.

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Jacquetta Hawkes
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