Simple Surprises

Bonsai

My neighbor gardens. Pot the size fo a hand, Half-cup of soil, Thimble of rain. The sharp shears prune back Annual exuberance of bud, Overreaching shoot That still remembers the tree. Year after year lived In miniature, balancing Root and leaf - The art of choosing Waht few things to keep.

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