Other Poems

The Shyness of the Crown

Some trees understand something 

we are just learning; instinctively, naturally, 

they keep a distance so that sunlight 

can filter down to the ground.

The high tops of those far-reaching leafed limbs 

only go so far; God has put in their memory

a notion to keep a breadth apart 

resulting in perfect geometric spacing, 

a marvelous work of art we witness 

when we set our gaze at the high canopy,

but it is also a lesson for us; we can stand 

together, live in unison, fellowship, 

but, at least for a time, keep the distance 

in a show of love for our community.

So many amazing truths in creation

if we just care to look.

–C.L. Fisher, April 2020

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