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THE CHANGEby Stephen Sandy
Also by Stephen Sandy:
Earth Day Story (1991)
My Place (1996)
Those yews at winter's end,
near-black on snow -- she said
as they walked -- are the proper green
for the shutters of a house.
He wondered, walking there
of blackberry thorned and bare.
the neutral tones of March,
and change. Without a word
had sealed its doors on theirs.
and answered her -- now half
but that the yews would change:
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The Atlantic Monthly; February 1997; Like No Other; Volume 279, No. 2; page 52.