Last night I watched The Fountain (hated it),
a movie about a dying woman and a man’s search for eternal life.
This morning there was a dead chipmunk in the basement
that later today
I will bury in the yard.
And today I found a new song from the Avetts
called “Die Die Die”
that was somehow
just what I needed.
And do you remember the magic tree?
Six weeks ago,
on the night I got so sick,
we had a windstorm,
a terrible windstorm,
that knocked out power in my neighborhood
and also blew down the magic tree.
at the time,
in full spring flower.
That tree amazed me.
It was hollow as a straw
and should have been dead
yet it bore not only leaves but fruit and flowers.
But the wind blew it down
on a cold night in April
and killed it.
I was sad.
But today I see something is happening.
The magic tree is not only not dead,
but two new trees are coming up out of
the hollow of its body.
If there are ever apples
I will let you know.