To Eat the Fruit, Climb the Tree
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To Eat the Fruit, Climb the Tree

Steele

Of course I want
to sit with you—
to float weightless on your breath
above the bluebell and
the whitethorn
at the east end of the orchard.

Of course I want
to rest.

I want to sleep.
But listen,

we cannot let the landlords live.

bird

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