Not a tree

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I love a tree that is not a tree
with a love that is a love
and apologize to her for
swinging from her branches and
monopolizing her shade

I built a racetrack around my heart to
watch the blurry world fly by
I have lost track of
the number of times I
need to race around

I ask that question and I forget
I already asked it many times before
we argue so much over
my forgetfulness that I
don’t know if it’s ever been answered

I go to the store and I
visit with friends and I
go back home again
after an hour or two of TV
(and a good night’s sleep)
comes the time to start over

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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