Poems by Julie Hewes
Title Poem
Ode to the Magnolia There was a woman
Who loved a magnolia tree
Problem was
We could not see

Her brother said
I can't see enough
I don't want holly
I don't want fluff

Her sister said
CHOP IT DOWN
We must have a view
It must be BROWN!

Poor Queenie said
LET IT GROW
There are figs to harvest
Blackberries to sew

I love horsetails
And Scotch broom
They look so beautiful
From my room

And Joanie said
I love the squirrels
With all their nuts
Who needs the pearls?

Then Anna said
She did not know
Why keep the house
I'd rather go

The brother won
It all came down
Gone are the weeds
Gone are the holly crowns

The men they came
They made a pit
They missed the grapevine
Must have forgotten it

Their brother with Agent Orange
Finished the deed
He killed the camilla
He trashed that weed

And thus we say
Enjoy the view
Instead of green
We now see blue
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