The Acorn

Amid sweeping oaks
and precisely-formed rooms-

sky and earth,

we are two-winged
and elegant.

Our bodies intact without
signs of forced entry. ..

a buffer between us
and our neighbors like

faraway homes
in deep, private places.

We quickly learn to be
useful and beautiful-

carved out

walk-in closets, teak
cabinetry, glass-paned doors.

We quickly forget
the outside began
from the in-of-all-things...

how shell protects
the sweet of its meat
without enhancing

its flavor.

Acorns continue to fall
amid sweeping oaks

and precisely-formed rooms.

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