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Those Things That Grow
For ‘things that grow’, I was told to care
thus I’m growing a poem right now to share.
My list lingers,
counting on my fingers,
I say ten,
then think again.
There’s shoots and roots,
and seeds a growin’
soon as rain comes, we’ll be seeing
green stems, flowers, buds keep bursting
also thirsting, just like children, needing care.
I see them growing everywhere.
First they arrive, need lullabies,
rock-a-bye-babies with gentle cries,
yet suddenly, they’re leaving home
grown to live lives on their own.
Other growing items I’ve written down
are brains and toenails and hair and towns.
Buildings grow, too, and so does knitting.
Guess my list has grown too, so now
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