Friday, March 03, 2006

Wide Tree, by Chris Tonelli

Wide Tree, by Chris Tonelli, is out. Copies will be available at AWP.

from Wide Tree

for George Mazzoni

There is a place
I can’t get to
because he is dead.
I want to live at
the ocean because
he did. I will go to
his town even, his
house. But what
will I go there to
receive? The junipers
unpruned? We think
of trees as places
and as defining
places. I had never
thought of him as
defining a place.
Maybe people should
have been trees.

Copyright © by Chris Tonelli, 2006.


At 11:45 AM, Blogger shanna said...

justin, these really look fantastic. i can't wait to get my copies. congratulations!


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