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Poetic License: ‘Poem, fall not far from me’

By Staff | Jan 30, 2019

Joe Pacheco

Poem, fall not far from me,

Bitter or sweet, your words are mine.

You are my apple, I am your tree.

Try as you might you cannot flee,

Bound as we are like grape to vine.

Poem, fall not far from me.

Seek not separate epiphany

Or look to sip a different wine,

You are my fruit, I am your tree.

Aground in shade is your penalty,

New loves and worlds cannot be thine,

Poem, fall not far from me.

No child of discord dare you be,

Ripe with rebellion in every line,

You are the scion, but I am the tree.

Tempt not some Adam to bite on thee

Or his Lady Eve in verse enshrine,

You are my knowledge, I am your tree –

Fall not, Poem, far from me.