Olive

Olive

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Olive

 

Seed

Shoot

Shrub

Tree.

 

Shelter for birds

For creatures

And weary wayfarers.

 

Ripe for picking

Plucked

And

Pressed.

 

Oil

For table

Oil

For skin.

 

Salve

For civilians.

 

Humble olive

Shoot across time

Bough of memory

Branch for our peace.

 

 

Simon C.J. Falk

 

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