“Summer Branch Drop / Sudden Demise”

“Summer Branch Drop / Sudden Demise” by Kelly R. Samuels begins:

Here, reclining under the tree—lounging
in the summer months, in the coveted shade. Shade
of the full leaved, as green as it will come.

How relaxed on your side, your cheek cupped
in your hand, a book open, its pages riffling from wind—flung
forward in the narrative, this rush you deny.

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Also by Kelly R. Samuels at Heron Tree: “Breakage,” which you can read here.