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let go from stem

Alli Benthien '23 and Mercuri Lam '24

blueberries settled in a field 


recalcitrant in their stems 


away, an owl hoots 

yearning, maybe, for the turning of the season 

when the currents in the creek finally flow towards a yearning 

some reservoir of new beginnings 

hope for a bud, a berry, a thorn 

and perhaps, in the middle of it all, a blossom


chartreuse; a dash of green on the windowsill 

passing by indefinitely  

before sunset, and the blueberries let go from stem

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