Monday, June 22, 2015

"Can I give you a piece of advice?",
Said the palm tree to the raindrop;
"No, please don't", replied the raindrop
As it fell hurriedly by on its way to the ground.
Shortly thereafter the palm tree absorbed
The raindrop and whispered to the world
In a rustling of its fronds by the Hִamsin
"Well, anyway, it would not have mattered,
Raindrop, even were my advice accepted, for stilI
I would have absorbed you and apostrophized
Your ghost---& thus I grow in these desert wilds

Alon Schwartzman ©2015 TLV