A Quiet Root

We comb through hundreds of literary magazines to bring you one stellar poem or flash fiction piece every weekday.

“Trickle-down Economics” by Halee Kirkwood

and when we talk of sequestration

The action of taking legal possession
of assets until a debt has been paid off or
other claims of equal worth have been met
funding cuts for government programs

silver maples accumulating carbon
400 pounds worth in 25 years
shallow roots, clustered inflorescence
shimmering belly-up before a storm

Read it in Under A Warm Green Linden

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