Study of a Potted Palm

A Poem

Chris Noonan

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Photo by Caitlin SteinLocke on Unsplash

Fresh leaves spring forth,
Arcing gracefully,
To replace weathered strips of ageing green,
Fading to frayed tips,
Forked tongues of vipers,
Extended with bodies coiled,
Lightly around the rough trunk,
Of the shelf bound plant,
Cascading ripples of white glaze,
Stark shadow upon pale blue tile,
Frosted glass concealing a view,
That is neither serene nor chaotic,
Sunsets held in a narrow square,
Of brick and gutter,
Moments of life,
In view of the green-leafed viper.

© Chris Noonan
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