Tallahassee Oaks

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The grandiose oaks
Of Tallahassee
Tall, wide-stretching branches
Dripping with wisps
Of Spanish moss
Cascading canopies
Over sleepy, hilly roads

A single oak
Evergreen
In a lush country pasture
Bids Florida’s capital adieu

Georgia greets
The official home
Of the Southern Live Oaks
Yet her veils of Spanish moss
Were left behind in Tallahassee

Solid and strong
Stretching majestically
Bestrewn in lacy adornments
Tally’s treasures.

photo credit: Beth Dahleen (in front my aunt’s house in Tallahassee, FL)