On the Anniversary of My Father's Death
by Peter Huggins

Pick up a stick, a leaf,
Or even an acorn. Plant
The acorn, watch it grow

Into an oak taller than your house.
See your grandchildren
Climb the oak. Build them

A tree fort, let them
Eat lunch in it,
Play in it all day and night,

Watch the sun rise from it.
Eat the apples you brought.
Realize the time that is yours.

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