I wrote this poem during a poetry workshop game, in which I had to walk down the street 100 paces and describe what I found.I wrote this poem during a poetry workshop game, in which I had to walk down the street 100 paces and describe what I found.

I see you growing amongst the unkempt yard

Only today I saw your kind for the first time

Distant relation or close unknown

I’ll always remember you as

The first plant I found with my little brother

A timeless spectre that will forever remind me

Of this day.

I wonder where you come from

And if somewhere you sustain the forest creatures

Or if you are a symbol for a far flung people

That see you as a part of them.

Do those inside the house regard you as I do?

Bean tree from other land

Symbol of relation restored

And hope that the endless spin of yesterday

No longer denotes tomorrow

When we all create our own destiny

And we choose the who, where and when

We let in those

To the hidden place

Where love can exist without convention

Or expectation.

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