The Couple

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They stand side by side in the park
One dressed in fresh spring greens
The other still bare after the winter

To avoid entanglements
They are trimmed on the near side
And grow freely on the far

Close enough to touch
And hear each other murmur
On a breezin summer night

But far enough apart
To miss the violent slappin
When the wind gets up

Two trees together
Or just far enough apart