She doesn’t want a real tree.
Metal was good enough for her mother
then it’s good enough for her.
She hates the needles
spilling all over the floor.
And then there’s
asymmetric, ill-matched nature.
This is a selection from the current issue (may 2013 vol 8 issue 4) of the Idiom magazine
By John Grey titled “Get Real”
That selection is the beginning of the poem and the ambiguous and amazing use of line breaks brought me into the piece….
the rest of the piece stays constant with the voice and expands on the mother and her life…
check the link above for the rest of the poem and more from this issue!