Victim

Victim

If only I had known

The vines of our life

Were as thoroughly attached

If only I’d realized your

Fruit was growth from our branches

If only I’d figured my health

Depended on your pruning

I wouldn’t be sodding about

In the rotten mealy remains

Or mourning that

Everyone leaned on our trunk

Victim of our own strength

We forgot about us

And the whole forest fell

[DB]

4-2019

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