Any Tree

It can be any tree

that changes everything,


the boisterous sapling sprung

from a ridgetop, youthful


boughs yearning toward the sun

long before town stretched


its domestic tendrils into the woods,

before streets were laid and


power lines strung, before the neighbors

and the homes. It can be the towering


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Jamie Elliott Keith lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she writes and volunteers in the community. She has recent work in Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, The Tule Review, Rust + Moth, and forthcoming in The James Dickey Review. She is co-editor of the anthology Familiar Landscapes, published by Iris Press in 2015.

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