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James A. Emanuel - The Treehouse

To every man
His treehouse,
A green splice in the humping years,
Spartan with narrow cot
And prickly door.

To every man
His twilight flash
Of luminous recall
            of tiptoe years
            in leaf-stung flight;
            of days of squirm and bite
            that waved antennas through the grass;
            of nights
            when every moving thing
            was girlshaped,
            expectantly turning.

To every man
His house below
And his house above—
With perilous stairs


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Poet: James A. Emanuel
Poem: The Treehouse
Volume: Whole Grain: Collected Poems, 1958-1989
Year: Published/Written in 1991
Poem of the Day: Oct 18 2007
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