Leonard Nimoy’s Tree

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Leonard Nimoy’s rumored penthouse in Vancouver
Was easy to spot– a pin oak tree growing
Atop the 19th floor at English Bay.

Think about the inches nearest
To you. What’s in your line of
Vision? Mine:

Target bags of plastic eggs
A rubbery Fitbit,
Telling me to move.

Wood. The mantle carved,
The Pictures framed, the copies Xeroxed;
Pink-dyed reminders of

Mother daughter sex ed classes.
Organic life whistles to me
Through the window’s slumping glass.

On hold to the doc’s office
I jog in place: MOVE BAR CLEARED.
SmartWatch guilts me to

Acknowledge my bones and
Mushy parts. Leonard Nimoy may never have
Lived at Eugenia Place, but

An oak tree does
As tall as the spruce once were.

— day 16, National Poetry Month

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Elizabeth Howard

Elizabeth writes literary non-fiction, haiku, cultural rants, and Demand Poetry in order to forward the cause of beautiful writing. She teaches and speaks about the rhetorical impact of beautiful writing. A recent transplant to Connecticut, she calls London, Kansas City, and Iowa home. 

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