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This Tree Has Seen God

This Tree Has Seen God

BY BRIAN LOMBARDI

Dying looks like a Velvet Underground song.

I’d die twice for a listen.

Werewolves swallow me whole,

and the moon stared down at it.

Broken branches stand bent out like submarine scopes.

Whose god did you see?

They say vain so you watch your front and back.

You brought a map to a maze with the right idea

going in the wrong direction.

We the boring care very much for the beautiful.

I am naked with Edward Hopper.

I am one of his lonely women.

I hope we round a corner away

from everyone, as an earthquake

trips our bodies into each other

and I land on your lips.

I’d hope to stay like that all night,

and so I wait on natural disaster.

A Pile

A Pile