TESTAMENT

Wind blasted cedar
clinging on rocky outcrop

A stunted
twisted
record
of straining
for nourishment
adapting

Random dead branches
some with sparse green shoots
Last vestiges squeezing past flesh
lifeless from
neglect
assault

Tortured twists
testify
storms
drought
fire
overcome

Not a beautiful column
adorning a formal garden
admired for its symmetry

Magnificent
runt

Failing to conform
to beauty’s standard

Imperfections
wounds
limitations

revered

gift for God

 

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About Michael Resman

I'm a retired pediatric Occupational Therapist. I now write books and serve as Clerk of the Rochester MN Monthly Meeting. I've helped helped edit WCTS and serve as the organizer for our gatherings. Since July 5th, I'm a grandpa!

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