I want a reason to say linden

c.j. miles



But I do not live by any trees.


I do not touch foliage for a living,

& my only hobby is you.


Where do I go if not to you?


So we will expect to expect,

have a child, name it Linden.


Say, Linden, grow.


Say, Linden, magic is what

you make us.




 C.J. Miles is the author of What Is Anything Without Pandas, forthcoming from Ampersand Books. His poetry has appeared in The Penn Review(b)OINKGravelForage, and Five 2 One Magazine, among others. He can be found online at https://cjmilespoet.wordpress.com/.

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