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Philip Metres — One Tree

From The On Being Project This poem describes a conflict between neighbors: a tree hangs over a fence. The owners love this tree; their neighbors don’t. Somebody responds directly, somebody else avoids, a chainsaw appears. Suddenly this conflict becomes a parable for all conflicts, illustrating how deep they can go and how often they cannot be resolved with a question about what to do.

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We are lost

A poem by Elayne Griffin Baker read by Bruce Springsteen

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