Stubborn: Poem for the New Year

I am the blackjack oak

protecting herself

with a 2nd set of leaves.

If I’m shorn of one

by chance or natural


I will produce the other

I regenerate myself

Containing all the

stubborn possibility

The world will not allow me

to ignore.

–Shaun Perkins

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