Banyan leaves reach for light

Banyan leaves reach for light
in my body. I won’t let them

have my eyes, ears.
Something won’t let me

just say this life is wonderful.

The banyan leaves left the night
after a train ride through Wyoming.

I could wish things
into being—his hips—I could

ride a train through that valley.

Something won’t let me sing
this life is the only thing.

Something! Have my eyes, ears!
Banyan leaves through Wyoming, reach, reach!

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2 responses to “Banyan leaves reach for light

  1. Banyan? Like the tree? Awesome.

  2. Becky

    “Something won’t let me

    just say this life is wonderful.”

    SWOON

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