Prickly branches, stickily soaked in sap
and little leaves; sticking out like sticks
that stick out from the ground. And such a stick
is nothing but a stick, unless beheld
by brainy and/or brawny men, in which case
not beheld as in the sense as been
bespoke before; but as in that of 
banderoles and birch batons, borne
with brazen animosity in bloom,
and no concern for branches plucked and pruned.

The End

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