Pagosa Springs Artists

The Silver Maple

The silver maple tree

surprised me today,

when I revisited, after

long years away.


Once spindly and young,

now it's shaggy-barked,

and dominates all

the backyard.


Twin arms held aloft,

victorious over my

years of neglect, is it

a welcome or a rebuke?


first published in Illinois State Poetry Society 

©2018 Bonnie Manion


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