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Irish Girl

posted May 20, 2009, 11:37 AM by David Storlie   [ updated Feb 17, 2015, 8:36 PM ]

I met a little
Irish girl
from New York
who grew up
on the wrong side
of her mind
all she ever wanted to do
was live deep
as the forest
but all her youth she was
the only tree in town.

She stood out
in Central Park
waiting for someone
to be a friend
but never dug
her roots down there
she spread her leaves
out westerly
from hills
to mountain climbs
she stopped when she reached
the tree-line.

And now she's planted
her seeds in the damp,
dirty topsoil.
She grew up taller and strong
as any else out there
while I was only
looking around
for another
better place to grow
she was bound nowhere
but straight
into the air.

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