Entry 40: The Dancing Cypress

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She sprouted from the rock centuries ago

Enduring earthquakes, fires and

Man’s greed for extravagant abodes

 

She stands alone

Her branches curve in a dancer’s pose,

her leaves angled with flares flamenco

 

There is more to her;

Nourishment and strength levitate

Through thread-like roots

 

Patient

Persistent

Piercing unyielding rock

 

Adapting

Pivoting

Forgoing expectations of her ultimate

Destination

 

She is and has been

Magnificent in each

Moment of her career

 

Generations of artists, I imagine,

Painted with a fan brush to mimic her

Stylized fashion

 

But today, she is held by

Cables and

Trademarks

 

Shackled to her partner

In this sole profitable pose

How will she continue her dance, tethered?

 

How will she continue to stretch towards the sky,

Encapsulated in a

Logo

 

Will this lone dancing cypress

Only break free

When death do they part?  

 

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The Lone Cypress, California, 2018

One thought on “Entry 40: The Dancing Cypress

  1. Wow! Monica, your writing is stunning, my friend! 🙏 ❤️ What is making you smile today??? xoxox Love from Arlington, Sarah

    On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 15:44 Accidental Perfectionist wrote:

    > accidentalperfectionist posted: “She sprouted from the rock centuries ago > Enduring earthquakes, fires and Man’s greed for extravagant abodes She > stands alone Her branches curve in a dancer’s pose, her leaves angled with > flares flamenco There is more to her; Nouris” >

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