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You show me the perfect drawing
of a broken tree branch
you drew last spring;
then the Sudek photographs of cherry trees.
Later, your collection: framed splinters
from a Zeppelin;
a piece of Winchester Cathedral,
an Inuit snow scraper;
your daughters' paintings;
a box filled with the small bones
of birds and blue stones.
Nearby, your luminous wife
plays Telleman on the Steinway,
wearing her best sadness and blue shoes.
Later, she'll decorate
a cake for your birthday,
play for you.
And for a while,
your world will be perfect:
a tree branch blooming in June,
white blossoms falling everywhere
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