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A Single Thistle by Raymond A. Foss

At the base of the fir
the thick trunk
a single thistle
growing up between the roots
strong, thorny, green
the flower of Scotland
home of my kin
where Jessie’s family came from
there safe, for a time
under the protection of the fir
and the spikes on its skin
a single thistle growing in the yard

May 23, 2009 and May 24, 2009
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