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I Am 

I am thinking tall
Growing big as a house
I am searching wide
Over the great green lawn
I am looking farther
Than the sun setting low
I am more than
A tiny, trim, suburban lawn
I am not ignorant
Even here, in the provinces
I will not accept only that
Which comes my way

I am bigger
Than the tallest of redwood trees
I am better than the
Grand intention to save these, for
I am conservative
Giving out my liberal agenda
I am the stand-in for sun, wind, and
Sky: The god of perception
I am the evening, welcoming
To those who come to
Stand, to warm themselves
Near the fire-pit

Here, upon the edge of forest
Here, under the nest of songbirds
The flame is warm
Here, there is all

I am the great
I am

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