Five conjugations for mother: Tree

Meaning a well
in the ear where nightly
someone comes to deposit
fish, stories, cracked
bits of salt, heat,
questions. Meaning
a tabulation, an abacus
of moving beads. Meaning
a needle and thread
one could pull through
and through a swarm
of crowding bees.

 

In response to Via Negativa: Self-sacrifice.

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