Monday, February 23, 2015

The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree

loves poor parched soil,
doesn't flame to orange or red,
stays soft green,
takes five years to bloom.
When old,
it gnarls into bent
but hale bark shapes,
its branches still bouncing
with sweet ovals.

Oil fresh from the press.
Sweet on bread,
heaven on tomatoes.

L'khayim! (L'chaim!)

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