Saturday, June 17, 2023

Perspective on value

Yesterday a man came to plant my tree 
(I’d left a golden chain behind 
Two houses ago, and longed to have another). 
He did a lovely job: dug deep, and fertilized, 
And staked it well. But look: 
How fragile it appears against the sky, 
And how its beauty glows 
When seen from a different perspective. 
Perhaps we, too, appear diminished 
 When viewed in isolation,
 Our true stature only visible 
In the context of our peers…?

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