"dazzle gradually"

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Polly Alice

Monday, July 4, 2011

Wandering

Wandering Jew,
your azure leaves
unfold endlessly-- an
unbroken chain.You
have no end. You
root anywhere.
You grow
a bush
from
one
remnant
of stem and leaf.
You can go without
water and survive, enter
darkness, and still curl
toward the light.
Wandering, you
may have 
outlived 
forty-
two

clay pots,
or one thousand.
You've never died, only
uprooted- tell me the secret 
of your tent. How do
you know when to
hammer down
the stakes and
when, again,
it is time 
to take
 them
up
?