Poem: Two Palm Trees


Two palm trees, tall, stand beautiful,
The background a pure blue, not a single cloud to tarnish it,
The two almost of equal height, with similar crowns,
A symmetry and order, it feels good,
But there’s something off,
Something slightly frustrating,
I notice they’re not entirely straight.
Then I hear myself think straight
And I start thinking of you and me and our love,
And I find another kind of beauty in these two trees,
A spaciousness and softness unnoticed till now,
Just as they stand here, queer,
And I wonder if completely straight palms exist at all.

Vikram Kolmannskog

Vikram Kolmannskog is a man of many interests. His work is focused on therapy, law and society, writing, teaching and researching. More of his work can be found at www.VikramKolmannskog.no


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