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Selfie - Poem by Diane Hine

One morning, Meopa awoke with a want; a want
to go tree-climbing. Unable to decide what to wear
she left the house wearing nothing at all.
Of course, she took her cell phone.
Not far away, a huge Moreton Bay Fig overflowed
the garden of a derelict house. She scaled the tree
in a gung-ho manner and perched in the crown
as if she were a small bird or, more plausibly
a plucked emu. Then she straddled a broad limb
as if she were a long-legged, plucked primate.

One of those ‘time has no meaning' moods which
tend to reside in leafy canopies percolated through
Meopa's interior and pooled pleasantly in her toes.
Far below her dangling feet, the buttress roots arched
like dinosaur toes. If the tree really were a dinosaur
this was the view a victim might have from its jaws,
she thought and took a picture with her cell phone
for perspective. What might her feet have looked
like an epoch ago? .... splay-toed and calloused?
Or a period ago? .. hairy with a big toe like a thumb?
Or an era ago? ..... tiny and shrew-clawed? Or an eon
ago? ... but feet had yet to be invented an eon ago.

A tree top is a chipper spot to sit and whittle cosmic
truths; which she did, possibly for seconds or maybe
for an age (nine minutes according to the cell phone) .
She felt cocooned yet unconfined, but then her thigh
cramped. Time to fly? Certainly not, but time to go.
First though, a selfie to show how high she'd climbed.
Her descent was painstakingly cautious and required
the utilization of many expletives.
When she got home, Meopa decided to get dressed.
So, she sewed her tree-top cosmic truths into a
serviceable haiku and slipped it over her head:

Tree climbing is fun
Tree descending is scary
Cell phones need pockets

It would do.


Comments about Selfie by Diane Hine

  • Gold Star - 56,269 Points Valsa George (7/3/2014 11:31:00 PM)

    How Meopa broods over cosmic truths and evolution sitting on a fig tree!

    ......... Unable to decide what to wear
    she left the house wearing nothing at all....... She can afford to do that... What about us! Ofcourse cell phones need pockets... Interesting! A 10 for this hilarious write! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 20,191 Points Lyn Paul (7/3/2014 7:35:00 AM)

    Sounds like Meopa has the same free spirit like yourself Diane. A great descriptive write making an everyday Selfie so much more exciting (Report) Reply

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Poems About Tree

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  2. 152. What Do We Plant? , Henry Abbey
  3. 153. Hanging Tree , jackson idk
  4. 154. 7/11 Mumbai , samyak jain
  5. 155. The Snake & The Apple , Paula Glynn
  6. 156. Innocent Tree , gajanan mishra
  7. 157. A Child , Terry Searcy
  8. 158. Original Tree , gajanan mishra
  9. 159. Evergreen Tree , Joseph T. Renaldi
  10. 160. The Aswatha Tree , Savita Tyagi
  11. 161. 10 Mother Earth , Saiom Shriver
  12. 162. Primal Primate , gershon hepner
  13. 163. The Tree (A Repost) , RIC S. BASTASA
  14. 164. Acorn , David Taylor
  15. 165. Everyone Is Vital , DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
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  17. 167. Tree's Frog - Parody Joyce Kilmer , Jonathan ROBIN
  18. 168. Perceptions , Md. Asadullah
  19. 169. A Tree , Laura Green
  20. 170. Bird Nesting. , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  21. 171. The Question Of The Metaphysical Squirrel , Eugene Levich
  22. 172. Under The Shade Of The Big Old Oak Tree , Daleen Enslinstrydom
  23. 173. A Tree In The Desert , Leo Valencia
  24. 174. The Old Man And The Tree , Richard Allen Beevor
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  27. 177. 'The Giddy Tree' By David Hart , David Hart
  28. 178. The Unknown Poet And The Lover With An I.. , The Lilt of Orpheus
  29. 179. A Journey Under The Spiritual Shades , Freni Karaluthara
  30. 180. Pluck A Plum Where There Is No Tree , Saiom Shriver
  31. 181. Rondeau Reclimbing Childhood Tree , Jonathan ROBIN
  32. 182. The Computer Tree- Algorithm (Sextuple C.. , Marieta Maglas
  33. 183. Tree Saplings. , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
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  35. 185. The Wish Giving Tree , Ajit Chaliha
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  38. 188. The Tree's And Me (For B.H.) , Ray Hansell
  39. 189. You Are The Tree, I Am The Wind , Maurice Harris
  40. 190. A Rain Song-5 , Indira Renganathan
  41. 191. Treeaddicted , Charles Hice
  42. 192. A Poison Tree , john tiong chunghoo
  43. 193. The Tree , Orlando Belo
  44. 194. A Wayward Rose , Dora Sigerson Shorter
  45. 195. Nightstalker On A Mission , Herbert Nehrlich
  46. 196. A Tree , Emmanuel Mohanlall
  47. 197. Must We Believe In God? , Fred Babbin
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