Bruce Morton

Bruce Morton splits his time between Arizona and Montana. He was formerly Dean of Libraries at Montana State University.


Gnarl and whorl
Bend sway swirl
Knot and bark

Frames the sky
In a way
We cannot

Leave it stay
To plant seed


Saplings grow
Annual rings
Become trees

Under which
We may sit
Taking shade

As songbirds 
Above shit


Trees slumber
On the bed
Of a truck

On their way
To the mill
To be flossed

Whirs a smile
A blade that
Spits sawdust 

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