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not a synonym

i surrender

like a tree-branch bent earthward by gravity

i surrender

like a canopy

thrust sun-ward by its thirst


i surrender like an old oak stretched proud by its irresistible desires

- to gravity

- to sun


to the wills and aches that balance me

and allow me to grow


and i know


that to surrender

is not a synonym

of to fail

or to fall

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